From Jean Luzac
The reason, why I have not called on Your Excellency for seeing together the House I had spoken of, is that it is doubtful, as I have been informed, whether it is yet to be let or not, a Lady being at present in treaty about it with the Proprietary. If they do not agree, I will hear further of it, and have the honor of informing Your Excellency instantly.
This time at least I have proved a true Prophet: The Manifesto at length had appeared in dias luminis auras.1 After You will have perused it, I beg it back to morrow.
I am always with great respect, Sir, Your Excellency’s most obedient humble Servant
RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “To His Excellency John Adams, Esqr.”; endorsed: “[. . .] Luzac. 17. March 1781.” A corner of the MS is missing, resulting in the loss of a portion of the endorsement.
1. In the golden light of day.