Papers of John Adams, volume 16

Thomas Barclay to John Adams, 9 August 1784 Barclay, Thomas Adams, John
From Thomas Barclay
Dear Sir, Paris 9 Aug 1784—

I received your letter by Mr. Bingham and heartily Congratulate you on the happy arrival in England.1

Mr. Jefferson is here, but I have Not heard any thing of Mr. Humphries, nor did I know of the arrival Mr. Jefferson untill late last Night, and therefore have Not Yet seen him—

I shall Endeavor to take Auteuil for you this day, by the Month, as possibly you may Not Chuse to pass the Winter there, and I will Inform you of my success by Next post— you must find your own Linen, Knives and some ther articles— I think I Can get the place 292 293 for you at about 500 livres per Month, with liberty to quit it at a Months Notice—and upon these terms if I Cannot get better I will Close the Bargain—

Beleive Me sincerely / Dear Sir / Your Mo: Obed serv.

Thos Barclay

RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “His Excellency / John Adams Esqr. / at the / Hague—”; internal address: “Mr. Adams / at the Hague—”; endorsed: “Mr Barclay. / 9 Aug. 1784.”


Of 27 July, above.