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Docno: ADMS-06-12-02-0048

Author: Franklin, Benjamin
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1781-11-23

From Benjamin Franklin

[salute] Sir

I congratulate your Excellency on the late great Event.
I received yours of the 12th. I wrote my Mind fully on the Subject of the Goods in mine to you by Mr. Fox, which I suppose must have come to your hands soon after that Date. Gillon wrote to me that Mr. Searle and Jackson were gone to France.1 As it is so long since, and they are not arrived, I suppose it may be true that they are gone to america. I expect the Consul, Mr. Barclay, here in a few Days. If you think his assistance relating to that Matter may be of Use, I will { 80 } | view propose his Proceeding to Holland. I can only repeat that if I have any Authority over those Goods, I transfer it all to you.

[salute] With great Respect, I have the honour to be, Sir, Your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble Servant

[signed] B Franklin
1. Probably Gillon’s letter of 4 Oct. (Franklin, Papers, 35:562–563).

Docno: ADMS-06-12-02-0049

Author: Grand, Ferdinand
Author: Grand, Henry
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1781-11-23

From Ferdinand and Henry Grand

[salute] sir

Permitt me to congratulate you on your present enjoyment of the freedom of Amsterdam, as also on the habit your good Countrymen Seem to get into of never taking less than an Army at one stroke. I referr for all that relates your victories in America to my last of Novr. 21st.
I now come to the examination of your Account which for your own facility I herewith return you. The Total of my credit, by the
I now come to the examination of your Account which for your own facility I herewith return you. The Total of my credit, by the same is   115900.   3.   10  
from which deducting Mr. Bondfields Bill, which you ordered me to pay after I had given in my Account   390.   12    
        L 115509.   11s.   10  
to which adding the 12s. you creditted me less, in the £200 str paid you the 28th. of feby by Fizeaux Grand & ce.     12s    
& likewise the following Articles you ommitted giving me credit for vizt.
1780 feby 29th. your order to give fr. Dana Esqr. credit for  
6857.   3s    
Decr. 14th. The charges to your Madeira Wine   89.   4s    
        L 122456.   10.   10  
to which you’ll please also to add, to coincide with me   34.   10.    
altho you have already been debitted for the same in a former Account: as I shall make it good to you in a fresh one, it is all the same, except for the arrangemt. of my Books        
carried over   122491.     10  
Brought forward   L 122491.     10  
The total sum of my Debit, by you is   L 124801.   9.   9        
to which you must add   247.   7.   1        
to get up to L2658.16.10 which Mr. Dana desired me to credit you for instead of L2411. 9. 9 you only debit me of              
  L 125048.   16.   10        
Ballance due to you   2557.   16    
        125048.   16.   10  
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  Dr.   Cr.  
Brought forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   L 122491.  10  
The total sum of my Debit, by you is   L 124801. 9. 9    
to which you must add . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    247. 7. 1    
to get up to L2658.16.10 which Mr.      
Dana desired me to credit you for instead      
of L2411. 9. 9 you only debit me of      
  L 125048.16.10    
Ballance due to you  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    2557.16  
  125048.16.10  
I repeat I shall charge you in a fresh Account for J. Bondfields Bill for L 390.12. and give you credit for lt34.10s. charged in two different Accounts, by which means I suppose we shall stand perfectly right.

[salute] I am with due Respect sir Your most obedient & most humble servt.

[signed] F. M. Grand
[signed] Hy. Grand
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