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A. Masson to Thomas Boylston Adams

21 Mar. 1796

sir. Hambourg 21 March 1796.

Me Parish has been Kind enough as to send to Me. adams the Copy of the adress directed to him by the american citizens Concerning Gal. Lafayette, with a projet of adhesion to the said adress to be signed by the americans Within his Ministry. Me. duroure one of our particular friends, Who had the honour to Call upon you, Wrote to me that nothing may be done about it, but when your brother will be Returned from england. we now make use of that delay to direct to you a new projet of the Adhesion, instead of the other. though the motive is the same, it affords hoewer a consequence for the preseent projet being specially chosed, on account of the particulars it Contains &a, and according the particular Wishes of me. Lally tolendal Who had the honour to meet your brother in London. then I beg of you, sir, to Comply with my request, by being so Kind as to leave of the one Which has been forwarded to you, and to chose the one annexed to the present letter. pray, do not be apprehensive in any Way about that change, the first having been made out between me. parish and I, and the present being to be approved by me. parish again.

Though I have not the advantage to be Known by you sir, the motive Which animates our Common attachment to the Cause of that Very Worthy, and unhapy Gal. is qiet enough to let you Guess how I would be fortunate to Correspond With you on that subject. it will be the same a Very favourable occasion for me to assure Me. adams your brother With my true Considerations for his [. . . ] praised character.

I have the honour to be Respectfully / sir your Most obedt.

A, Masson

RC and enclosure (MHi: Adams Papers); internal address: “Me. adams secretary of the Legation.”
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