Adams Papers

To John Adams from the President of the Congress, 7 September 1779

From the President of the Congress

Philadelphia 7th. Septr. 1779


On the 20th. August last I had the Pleasure of recieving and communicating to Congress your Favors of the 3d. and 4th. of that month. Be pleased to accept my Congratulations on your safe Return to your Family and Country. Yours of the 27 Feby. and 1st. March last came to Hand about ten Days ago. An Expectation of having Commands from Congress to transmit, induced me to delay writing ’till now.

I have the Honor to be Sir with great Respect & Esteem Your most obedient and h’ble Servant

John Jay

RC (Adams Papers). On the reverse side JA wrote out a copy (or draft) of his reply to Jay of 23 Sept. (below).

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