Papers of John Adams, volume 7

From Jonathan Williams, 12 November 1778 Williams, Jonathan JA From Jonathan Williams, 12 November 1778 Williams, Jonathan Adams, John
From Jonathan Williams
Sir Nantes 12 Nov 1778

My last1 informed you of my Intention to send you by the Messagerie2 a Case of old W. India Spirit, and at the same time I requested you to send a dozen to Mr. Alexander and a dozen to Dr. Bancroft. I have now to inform you that it left Nantes last Saturday accompanied with an acquit a Caution which I request you to return to me properly indorsed at the Bureau at Paris. I must beg your particular attention to this formality, as otherwise I shall be subject to pay a heavy Duty and perhaps a Fine, Rum being contraband.

I have the honour to be with great Respect Sir Your most obed Ser.

Jona Williams

P.S. There is a Packet in the Case, addressed to Mr. Alexander, which please to send to him.3


RC (Adams Papers).


Of 27 Oct. (not found), but see JA to Williams, 8 Nov. (above).


The state-controlled overland shipping company (Larousse, Grand dictionnaire universel ).


The postscript was written in the left margin.