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John Quincy Adams to Joshua Johnson

3 Jul. 1795

Dear Sir, The Hague July 3. 1795.

I have to acknowledge and thank you for your favours of the 8th: and 17th: ulto: with the Newspapers, which I received all together about a week since.

I am happy to hear from Mr: Bourne that the sales of your tobacco have been completed, according to your wish and directions.

Mr Pinckney was at Paris at the period of the recent disturbances, and a witness of them. By a letter from Mr. Monroe I am informed that he soon afterwards proceeded on his way to Spain, and on the 14th: ulto: was probably at Bourdeaux.

I am greatly obliged to you for the information contained in your letters. It is painful to see the most pacific dispositions meet with a return so different. The measure itself which has been renewed will be as fruitless, this time as it has been heretofore. Its only result will be as it has been to aggravate existing enmity, and to provoke others.

Bread and Rice are scarce here, and more so in France, but of a famine there is not at present the smallest prospect.

I am with great respect and esteem, Dear Sir, your very humble / and obedient servt:

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