Adams Papers

C. W. F. Dumas to John Adams: A Translation, 27 April 1782

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

The Hague, 27 April 1782


Since your departure from here, nothing has happened except that yesterday the province of Holland made a resolution to the Russian court refusing the peace proposal from London.1 The resolution was communicated to the states general yesterday, after which the states of Holland adjourned until next Wednesday.

Here are several letters that were brought to me from the inn. I offered to pay the postage for them, but the innkeeper told me that you had instructed him to pay it and to bring me the letters that arrive for you.

Since we are both busy with moving, I believe I must be as considerate of your time as I am of my own and, as a result, be short.

Mr. Gyselaar left for Gorkum2 to visit his ill mother.

I send my cordial regards to Mr. Thaxter; my wife and daughter do as well, and pay their respects to you with those, sir, of your very humble and very obedient servant


RC (Adams Papers).

1For the British peace proposal and its rejection by the States General, see JA to Joan Derk van der Capellen tot den Pol, 6 April, and note 1, above.

2Gorkum or Gorinchem, about fifteen miles east of Dordrecht.

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