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To John Adams from C. W. F. Dumas [document with translation]

From: Adams Papers | Papers of John Adams | Volume 12 | To John Adams from C. W. F. Dumas [document with translation]

I was happy to be informed, by your honored letter of yesterday, of your approval of my conduct. I went immediately to see the countess of Wickrad, who told me that she could not finish her business here, among other things the transfer of the house, sooner than May 1st. If she is able to gain some time, contrary to present expectations, she will alert me to it. To my regret, things must stay...
L’honorée vôtre d’hier m’a rendu heureux en m’apprenant que vous approuvez ma conduite. Je me suis transporté tout de suite chez Madame la Comtesse de Wickrad, qui m’a dit qu’il ne lui étoit pas possible de terminer plutôt ses affaires ici, et entr’autres le transport formel de la maison, avant le 1er. May prochain; que si cependant, contre les apparences pré­ sentes, elle pouvoit gagner...