To John Adams
ALS and copy: Massachusetts Historical Society; copy: Library of Congress
Passy, Jany. 19. 1783
Late last Night I received a Note from M. de Vergennes, acquainting me that it is very essential he should have a Conference with us, and requesting I would inform my Colleagues.4 He desires that we may be with him before Ten on Monday Morning. If it will suit you to call here, we may go together in my Carriage. With great Regard, I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Servant5
We should be on the Road by 8.—
His Excelly. J. Adams Esqr
4. Vergennes to BF, Jan. 18, above.
5. JA went to Passy after receiving this letter. He told BF that he had been told the previous evening that Vergennes was “uneasy” at Oswald’s departure, as “he expected to sign the Preliminaries in a day or two.” Butterfield, John Adams Diary, III, 106.