To all whom it may concern
Mr John Adams, to whom the printed Paper herewith enclosed, is directed, certifies that he has the Honour to be a Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to their High Mightinesses the States General of the United Provinces, of the Low Countries, and as a public Minister of a Sovereign State, intituled to an Exemption from the Payment of Such Duties.1
Certified at Amsterdam the 31. of January 1782
By John Adams Minister Plenipotentiary
LbC (Adams Papers).
1. The enclosed printed paper has not been identified. Its effect, since JA’s diplomatic status had not yet been recognized, is unknown.