The American Commissioners to Van Berckel5
AL (draft):6 National Archives
<Passy, October 29, 1778: Some of your propositions7 can only be discussed in a personal interview. We wish you or someone authorized by you might meet one of us at Aix-la-Chapelle or any other place you may judge more convenient. We also leave to you the selection of fictitious names to be used when meeting.>
5. Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VII.
6. In Arthur Lee’s hand. The editors of the Adams Papers speculate that this letter was never sent; we find their reasoning persuasive.
7. Above, Sept. 23.