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Docno: ADMS-06-08-02-0004

Author: Bondfield, John
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1779-03-06

From John Bondfield

[salute] Sir

Mr. Vernon Junr. having obtained a knowledge of the French Language sufficient to introduce him into a Compting House he is return'd to Bordeaux. I have taken him to my Lodgings but my concerns not being sufficiently extensive and varied as to give him the knowledge it will be his Interest to acquire I propose engaging some House of distinguish'd Character to take him into their Compting House but as I apprehend his Father has perticularly recommended him to your protection I shall wait your advice and instructions before I take any Step on this head.1
I observe by Letters last post from Doctr. Franklin some changes { 5 } have taken place in the European Establishment from Congress but am entirely uninformd of their Nature. It appears Mr. Deane has created a flame that will require time to quench and that <at a time> when other objects demands every publick attention and harmony.

[salute] I am respectfully Sir Your very hble. Servant

[signed] John Bondfield
1. No response by JA to Bondfield's request has been found.