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Docno: ADMS-06-11-02-0151

Author: Luzac, Jean
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1781-03-17

From Jean Luzac

[salute] Sir

The reason, why I have not called on Your Excellency for seeing together the House I had spoken of, is that it is doubtful, as I have been informed, whether it is yet to be let or not, a Lady being at present in treaty about it with the Proprietary. If they do not agree, I will hear further of it, and have the honor of informing Your Excellency instantly.
This time at least I have proved a true Prophet: The Manifesto at length had appeared in dias luminis auras.1 After You will have perused it, I beg it back to morrow.
I am always with great respect, Sir, Your Excellency's most obedient humble Servant
[signed] J: Luzac
RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “To His Excellency John Adams, Esqr.”; endorsed: “[] Luzac. 17. March 1781.” A corner of the MS is missing, resulting in the loss of a portion of the endorsement.
1. In the golden light of day.

Docno: ADMS-06-11-02-0152

Author: Neufville, Jean de, & Fils (business)
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1781-03-17

From Jean de Neufville & Fils

[salute] Honourable Sir

May it not displease Yoúr Excellency; that forwarding the inclosed Letters,1 we repeat again oúr reqúest, that we may be favoured with the rettúrn of a few bonds, as to be in the possibility to deliver them when asked for; we were obliged to promise two of them for Wednesday next; so we begg to receive them before that time and some more as soon as convenient; we have seen by the publicq papers the Broker Yoúr Excellency chose to employ,2 and wish all may do well in time; we have obtained nothing from oúrs butt good promisses as yett.
May the Vigouroús measúres, their H. M. declare in their Manifesto to be forced to adopt against England safe and establish the honoúr of the Republicq, in which the Spirit of the people in generall flatters oúr hopes.
We have the honoúr to be with the most devoted regard, Honourable Sir Yoúr Excellencys most Obedient and most humble Servants.
[signed] John de Neufville & Son
1. Not identified.
2. The Gazette de Leyde of 16 March advertised “L'Emprunt d'Un Million de Florins de Hollande, à 5. pour-cent d'intérêt, à la charge des { 213 } Etats-Unis de l'Amérique, par Mr. Jean Adams, Ministre-Plénipotentiaire des dits Etats, étant ouvert actuellement au Comptoir de Mrs. Jean de Neufville & Fils à Amsterdam, l'on peut se procurer des Obligations ou Portions dans le dit Emprunt chez le Courtier Abraham Lasoubs à Leide, chez lequel l'on en peut aussi voir le Plan & les Conditions.”