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Docno: ADMS-04-06-02-0023

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Tufts, Cotton
Date: 1785-03-05

John Adams to Cotton Tufts

[salute] Dr Sir

Last night I received yours of 1 Jan.1 and immediately accepted the Bill for 50 £. St. payable in London. Whenever you draw upon me, you may draw payable in London, Amsterdam or Paris, as you shall find most beneficial. I accepted the Bill with Pleasure, as the purchases you have made are much to my Taste. I consent too, very readily to your raising my low House.2 It has need of it. If Verchilds Pasture, which lies between me, can be purchased, I wish you to do it. You may continue to purchase, such Scraps of Marsh or Woodland as are to be sold at reasonable Rates and draw upon me. Mrs. A. I believe has hinted a larger Purchase3 but I could not get through it without running in debt, or Selling my Furniture, or both, and I love to feel free. So I had rather you should go on, in the small Way.
{ 72 }
My Love to your Lady and son and all Friends particularly Uncle Norton [Quincy].
[signed] John Adams
1. Not found.
2. On Tufts' purchases, see Tufts to JA , 26 Nov. 1784, note 2, above. The same letter discusses raising the roof of JA 's Boston house.
3. The farm of Thomas(?) Alleyne (see AA to Tufts, 3 Jan., above; AA to Tufts, 8 March, below).