. Mr. and Mrs. John Rucker, who became intimate with the Adamses when they moved to London later in the year.
Rucker was a partner in Robert Morris' New York commercial house. In 1787 he got into
difficulties which caused him to leave England under a cloud and required JA
to journey to Holland at two days' notice to sign bonds for a new loan so that the
interest on the Dutch loan could be paid (Cal. Franklin Papers, A.P.S.
, 3:210; AA2
, 10 June–16 July 1787
, Adams Papers