Adams Papers

C. W. F. Dumas to John Adams: A Translation, 3 June 1781

C. W. F. Dumas to John Adams: A Translation

The Hague, 3 June 1781


I received your orders of the day before yesterday, and I will not fail in executing them next Tuesday morning, not being able to do so earlier because of the holidays. I consulted a well-connected friend who advised me to carry the letters personally since this would be more polite and decent for everyone, and this way they could not be refused. I will have the honor at that time to give you an account of my visits.1 In the meantime, I remain with very great respect and the most sincere attachment, sir, your very humble and very obedient servant


RC (Adams Papers).

1For JA’s orders to Dumas, see his letter of 1 June to the president of the States General,note 4, above. For Dumas’ account of his efforts to deliver letters to the Baron de Larrey and the president of the States General that announced the ratification of the Articles of Confederation, see Dumas’ letter of 6 June, below.

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