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Docno: ADMS-06-05-02-0077

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Warren, James
Date: 1777-04-01

To James Warren

Having an opportunity by So carefull an Hand as Captain Wentworth1 of Portsmouth, I have ventured to inclose you a copy of a Letter which appears to me to be of Consequence.2 You will make use of it with Caution, among such Friends only as can be trusted to make a discreete Use of it.
Inclosed is also a state of the Stocks in Amsterdam, on the seventh and twelfth of November3 by which you will see that the British Funds were falling, very fast, notwithstanding the News from New York and the precipitate Effects in England to equip a Fleet of Observation.
The Dutch dont appear so inimical to Us, or so indifferent to our Fate as We apprehended they would be. Letters from that Quarter, are fully of Opinion that, the Opportunity for the House of Bourbon is too fair and inviting to be let slip.
RC (MHi:Warren-Adams Coll.); docketed: “Mr J. A. Letters Ap 77.”
1. Capt. George Wentworth (Naval Docs. Amer. Rev., 7:passim).
2. See JA to Warren, 31 March and notes there (above).
3. Not found.
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.
http://www.masshist.org/apde2/