The Adams Papers Digital Edition is undergoing active maintenance while we work on improvements to the system. You may experience slow performance or the inability to access content. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will endeavor to return to full capabilities as soon as possible.
. Twenty thousand pounds were to be used to clothe the troops needed to fulfill Massachusetts'
quota for the Continental Army. An additional sum, not to exceed twenty thousand pounds,
was to be spent on goods suitable for the Massachusetts market, both purchases to
be sent in the ship Protector.
The remaining amount of the loan was to be held for drawing bills of exchange against
or for future purchase of goods (Mass., Province Laws