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From John Adams to the President of Congress, 13 July 1781

To the President of Congress

Amsterdam, 13 July 1781. RC and signature in John Thaxter’s hand PCC, No. 84, III, f. 283–285. LbCAdams Papers. printed: JA, Corr. in the Boston Patriot description begins Correspondence of the Late President Adams. Originally Published in the Boston Patriot. In a Series of Letters, Boston, 1809[–1810]; 10 pts. description ends , p. 546–549.

John Thaxter wrote this letter during John Adams’ absence at Paris. It contains an English translation of a resolution of the States General dated 28 June that amended their policy of awarding premiums to privateers.

RC and signature in John Thaxter’s hand (PCC, No. 84, III, f. 283–285). LbC (Adams Papers). printed: (JA, Corr. in the Boston Patriot description begins Correspondence of the Late President Adams. Originally Published in the Boston Patriot. In a Series of Letters, Boston, 1809[–1810]; 10 pts. description ends , p. 546–549.)

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