Alle the Beddings received as in the Lÿst mentioned
(Was Signed) F: Lotter.
52 Draps [52 sheets]
13 nappes fines [13 fine tablecloths]
5 nappes pour la cuisine [5 tablecloths for the kitchen]
53 <nappes> serviettes fines dito 3 more [53 fine napkins ditto 3 more]
11 Essuimains [11 towels]
3 petits dito [3 small ditto]
19 toits de lits [19 canopies]
4 tablier pour Les Domestiques [4 aprons for the servants]
34 grosse Serviettes, [34 large napkins] (ceci nest pas sur Linventaire de mr. J. Thaxter) [This is not on Mr. J. Thaxter's inventory].
7 Russen sloopen [Russian pillow-cases]
6 white waiscoats and 3 pair of breeches.
received all Well (was signed) F: Lotter.
FC in an unknown hand (Adams Papers) This document consists of fourteen numbered pages and was done sometime after 24
June 1784. It is a compendium of four inventories of the household goods of the U.S.
legation at The Hague that were taken by John Thaxter and Marie Dumas between 14 May
1782 and 24 June 1784, the originals of which have not been found. John Thaxter's
inventories are dated 14 May and 16 Oct. 1782 and appear on pages 1 through 6 of the
FC. Since they cannot be definitively distinguished from each other, they are printed
here as one document. Marie Dumas' inventories of 22 and 24 June 1784 (Nos. II and
III, below) appear, respectively, on pages 7 through 12 and 13 and 14 of the FC. Where Thaxter uses a French or Dutch term to describe an item and it can be identified,
a translation has been provided in brackets.
1. In this and other entries where it is indicated that items are broken or missing,
the first portion was likely part of the original 14 May inventory, with the remainder
resulting from Thaxter's review on 16 October.
2. Lotter's name, usually F. Lotter, appears throughout the inventories. He is otherwise
unidentified but was presumably related to Christian Lotter who served as JA's steward at The Hague from 1784 or earlier (AFC, 6:197).
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.