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Antoine Marie Cerisier to John Adams: A Translation, 27 July 1782

Antoine Marie Cerisier to John Adams: A Translation

Amsterdam, 27 July 1782


May I please have the honor of responding tomorrow to your affable invitation to visit you at The Hague? I sense that I need to converse with you; it is from this deep well that I will seek to refresh my parched ideas. If I do not arrive at The Hague tomorrow, it certainly will be Saturday of next week. Since no one knows me at this residence, I would be delighted to hear their conversations, but alas, I cannot be absent from the enslavement of the Gazette for very long.1 I hope that my body will profit from it as much as my spirit because according to the doctors, my fairly poor health would benefit from a little change in the air.

I have the honor to be, with the same devotion and veneration that your excellency has shown to me, your very humble and very obedient servant

A M. Cerisier

RC (Adams Papers).

1Probably a reference to his editorship of Le politique hollandais, but he had also supplied the Gazette d’Amsterdam with French translations of English documents, for which see vol. 12:126, 130.

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