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Thomas Boylston Adams to James Monroe

29 Dec. 1795

Sir.   The Hague 29 December 1795.

The Letter you did me the honor to write me, on the 11th: instt: came to hand on the 18th:, and I immediately addressed the Bankers at Amsterdam upon the subject of the proposal therein contained relative to the drawing upon you for the proceeds of the Bill upon Messrs: Dallarde Swan &Co.

Their answer of the 25. instt: informs me simply, that by the last post they acquainted you of the impossibility to comply with your recommendation to draw.

The Gentlemen have doubtless been more explicit in their answer to you than they have to me, as to the impediments which forbid such a measure, but I have good reason to suppose that its impracticability depends upon the disadvantageous rate of Exchange between Amsterdam & Paris at this time.

A remittance arrived from America a few days since, which enables the Bankers to advertise the punctual payment of Interest on the first of January at Amsterdam; it is hoped however, that the Specie will also shortly arrive from Paris.

I have the honor to be, Sir. / your very humble & obedt: servt.

Thomas B Adams

RC(DLC: Monroe Papers); LbC (CtHi: Wolcott Papers), enclosure in TBA to Oliver Wolcott, 6 Jan. 1796; internal address: “T B Adams to James Monroe Esqr.”

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