Papers of John Adams, volume 11

Enclosure: A Draft Contract for a Loan

From Bidé de Chavagnes

From Thomas Digges, 23 January 1781 Digges, Thomas Church, William Singleton JA


From Thomas Digges, 23 January 1781 Digges, Thomas Church, William Singleton Adams, John
From Thomas Digges
Jany 23 – 81

I am without any of your favours for some time. Not a word of news to write about that concerns your country. We English yet think that the Mynheers will trukle to, and we are even so idle as to suppose Russia will be with us. Four mails are due from Holland, and we are extreemly anxious for the Answer to our memorial. If it is possible to get it before it comes out in the foreign news papers, pray inclose it to me. I am informd a warrant for apprehending Mr. W——rr——n is out and report says he is taken up for some improper correspondence with Mr. Ty——r their letters being intercepted and produced against W——n.1

I am yrs &c. &c.

W. S. C.

RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “A Monsieur Monsr. Ferdinand Raymond San Chez Monsr. Henri Schorn Amsterdam”; endorsed by John Thaxter: “Church 23d. Jany. 1781.”


Winslow Warren, the son of James and Mercy Otis Warren, was captured on his passage to Europe in 1780 and later was involved in the events surrounding John Trumbull's arrest for treason in Nov. 1780 (vol. 9:289; 10:365–366). According to the London Courant of 30 Jan., Warren was arrested on 23 Jan. on a warrant for high treason, taken to the 76“Public-office in Bow-street,” searched, and then released after a short interrogation by Lord Hillsborough about his innocuous correspondence with John Steele Tyler. Warren described the incident, as well as his later detention for four days at Margate, as he was about to sail for Ostend, in a letter of 28 April to Mercy Otis Warren (MHS, Procs. , 65 [1932– 1936]:252).