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From John Adams to the President of Congress, No. 39, 8 April 1780

To the President of Congress, No. 39

Paris, 8 April 1780. RC in John Thaxter’s hand (PCC, No. 84, I, f. 433–435). printed: Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev. description begins Francis Wharton, ed., The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States, Washington, 1889; 6 vols. description ends , 3:602.

In this letter, received by Congress on 19 Feb. 1781, John Adams provided a list of forty-six British naval vessels lost for a variety of reasons since the beginning of the war.

RC in John Thaxter’s hand (PCC, No. 84, I, f. 433–435.) printed: (Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev. description begins Francis Wharton, ed., The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States, Washington, 1889; 6 vols. description ends , 3:602.)

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