Jean Luzac to John Adams: A Translation
Leyden, 14 November 1780
I am very sorry that the publication of the pamphlet has been so long delayed, first by the refusal of the bookseller to whom I had sent it and on whom I had counted, and then by the continual delays of the printer. Now it is finally done, and I have the honor to send to you the two enclosed copies.1 I have requested a dozen free for your use2 and I will send another ten by the Barque Marchande. If you need more, please let me know.
Dare I ask you to pay my very humble respects to Mr. Searle and, if the opportunity presents itself, to Mr. Dumas, and at the same time to be persuaded of all the sentiments with which I have the honor to be, sir, your excellency’s most humble and most obedient servant.
RC (Adams Papers).
1. That is, Pensées sur la révolution de l’Amérique-Unie . . ., Amsterdam, 1780, of which there is a copy in JA’s library at the Boston Public Library (Catalogue of JA’s Library description begins Catalogue of the John Adams Library in the Public Library of the City of Boston, Boston, 1917. description ends ). See the Descriptive List of Illustrations, No. 4 (above).
2. These copies were inclosed with Luzac’s letter of 16 Nov. (Adams Papers).