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P. Hodinpyl to John Adams

12 May 1786

Dr Sir Rotterdm. 12 May 1786

I have not had the Pleasure to Write to you Since your Departure from this Country however I have had the Pleasure to hear Of your Reception & Progress you have made While In the Land of Pleasure Ceremony & Parade

The Liberty I have taken By this is throug[h] the aplication of a Citisen from Amerika from the State of Rhode Iland for aid & asistance to get Back to the Same Country The Gentleman is a Cousin german of gen Green & Partner In Concerns The Aid he Wants is a Mediteranean Pass to Convey him Safe Back again Your Influence We doubt not But your Excellency will Comply with our Joint Desires The Expences Thereon youll Be Pleased to Send for By application to My Son In Law Mr Shadrach Jones In Bartholomew C Case London N 55 Will Repay the Charge for the Same I have The honour to Remain With great Respect/ Dr Sir / Your Execelencys Most Obed / & Humble Servant

P Hodinpyl

P:S The Reason Why we Are Obliged to trouble you on this head of Late a New Regulation has taken Place here so as no Passes Can be granted But to dutch Bottoms Built here In the Country

NB the Gentleman for Whom I apply is Griffin Green from Rhode Iland

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