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John Adams to James Bowdoin

13 Oct. 1786

Sir London Octr. 13. 1786

I have at present only time to inform your Excellency that I have communicated to my Lord Carmarthen as private Information all that I have received from your Excellency. not having received orders from Congress concerning the whole of it, I could not make official use of it.

His Lordship said that he was sorry to see there was such a Complaint: and that Lord Dorchester had Authority to settle all that matter.

What the Meaning of these oracular Speeches is, Your Excellency can judge as well as

Your most obedient & humble / Servant 

John Adams.

(MHi: Winthrop Papers).
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