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Docno: ADMS-06-13-02-0185-0002

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Continental Congress
Date: 1782-09-07

Enclosure: Account of John Adams' Salary, 1779–1782

No: 1.

Account stated to be transmitted to Congress, in answer to Secretary Livingston's Letter of 22d. May 1782.
The United States to John Adams.
Dr:    
To two Years & an half's Salary, commencing, the 13th. November. 1779. & ending the 13th. May. 1782—p 2500 £. pr: Ann:   £6250—  
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Cr:    
By Cash &c: recd. of the United-States, from the House of Mr: Ferdinando Grand, at Paris, and the House of Fizeau, Grand & Co: at Amsterdam   £6250—  
RC and enclosures in Charles Storer's hand (PCC, No. 84, IV, f. 157–167); endorsed: “Letter 7 Sept 1782 John Adams. Read Feby 10. 1783 Referred to Mr Gorham Mr Williamson Mr Fitzsimmons comee discharged July 8. 1783.”

Docno: ADMS-06-13-02-0185-0003

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Continental Congress
Date: 1782-09-07

Enclosure: Account for Purchase of House in Amsterdam

No: 2.

Further Acco't: stated to be transmitted to Congress, in answer to Secretary Livingston's Letter of 22d May. 1782.
The United States to John Adams
Dr:        
To an House on the Flewelle Burgwal, at the Hague: The Deed taken in the name of the United-States of America, according to Mr: Dumas's Acco't: settled . . . fifteen thousand, two hundred & seven Florins, and seven stivers & eight Duits . . . .   f. 15207.   7.   8.  
Cr.        
By Cash recd. of Mr: Michael Lagoanere, at Ferrol; twelve thousand, four hundred, & twenty eight french Livres & five Sols . . .        
By ditto, recd. of the Loan, open'd with Messrs: John de Neufville & Son; three thousand florins that I recd: myself, for three obligations; & four thousand that Messrs: de Neufvilles recd. wh: they paid me, after having deducted the Interest they had paid upon seven Obligations for one year: fm. f7000. dedt: Interest f 350   is f6650   —    
RC and enclosures in Charles Storer's hand (PCC, No. 84, IV, f. 157–167); endorsed: “Letter 7 Sept 1782 John Adams. Read Feby 10. 1783 Referred to Mr Gorham Mr Williamson Mr Fitzsimmons comee discharged July 8. 1783.”

Docno: ADMS-06-13-02-0185-0004

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Continental Congress
Date: 1782-09-07

Enclosure: Account for John Adams' Sundry Expenses, 1781

No: 3.

The United States to John Adams
Dr:          
  To four hundred Dollars, stolen out of my Chest at Dr: Franklin's at Passy. The bottom of the Box was broke out & the money taken away. . . .        
1781.
July  
To Expences of a Journey fm. Amsterdam to Paris began the 2d. July & returned to Amsterdam the 27th. Went thro' Utrecht, Gorcum, Breda, Antwerp, Brussells, Valenciennes &c. The whole expense of Coach & Horse-hire, Expenses on the Road, and at Paris—amo:   livrs. 3345.   —    
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As I was obliged to take this journey, by my Commissn: for Peace, & the Expences of my family at Amsterdam could not be prevented fm. running on at the same time, the matter is submitted for an allowance.      
Augst:
15th.  
To Articles in Mr: Grand's a/c—30th. April. 1781.1 Commissr: at Amsterdam on Livrs: 37348 p ½. pr.Ct.   186.   14.   9  
   Courtage   46.   13.   9  
   Postage of Letters   127.   10   —  
  To Articles in Acct: of Augst: 6th: 1781.,2 Augst: 6th. Commissr: at Amsterdam   46.   10   —  
    Brokerage: 11.12.4. Postage 3   14.   12.   4  
  House-Rent, Stationary, Salaries of Clerks, Postages of Letters & Extraordinary Entertainments—&ca.        
RC and enclosures in Charles Storer's hand (PCC, No. 84, IV, f. 157–167); endorsed: “Letter 7 Sept 1782 John Adams. Read Feby 10. 1783 Referred to Mr Gorham Mr Williamson Mr Fitzsimmons comee discharged July 8. 1783.”
1. Presumably the account enclosed with Henry Grand's letter of 14 May 1781, which has not been found (vol. 11:316).
2. The account enclosed with Henry Grand's letter of 6 Aug. 1781 has not been found (vol. 11:443–444).
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