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Docno: ADMS-04-03-02-0198

Author: Wendell, Oliver
Recipient: Adams, Abigail
Date: 1779-12-31

Oliver Wendell to Abigail Adams

[salute] Dr. Madm.

Mr. Cranch deliver'd me your Letter with the five french Guineaus which at the Insurance Office I endeavord to hawk to the Money Voyagers. I found 30 for 1 the most they wou'd offer. Mr. Billy []1 who has purchased much hard Money told me he had offerd him 200 hard Dollars the Day before at that Rate. I have no Doubt that 33 and 35 had been given but the late Reports of a Loan being establishd by Congress and that they have actually drawn some Bills at 25 for 1 seems at present to check a further Depreciation. Part of this Report comes by Mr. H. Marchant a Member of Congress which gives it Influence. However I send you 30 for 1 and having the Guineaus by me if I can do better, it shall be your Advantage.
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[salute] The State of the Account I subjoin and am with my Respects added to Mrs. Wendells, Your very Humb. Servt.,

[signed] Oliver Wendell
5 french Guineaus   at 26/8 is   £  6   13   4  
Exchange   193   6   8  
        £200      
Sent to Mr. Smith        
    Dolls.          
1   70   70          
6   60   360          
2   50   100          
1     45          
2   40   80          
1     8          
2   2   4          
    667   at 6/ is   £200   2    
RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “To Mrs. Abigail Adams Braintree please to send by some carefull Hand.”
1. Illegible name; perhaps “Towles.”
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.
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