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From John Adams to the President of Congress, No. 42, 10 April 1780

To the President of Congress, No. 42

Paris, 10 April 1780. RC in John Thaxter’s hand (PCC, No. 84, I, f. 443–446). 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 , 3:604– 606.

Received by Congress on 19 Feb. 1781, this letter included a series of newspaper accounts of events at Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris, Malta, Frankfort, Amsterdam, and London. Among the matters dealt with were the treatment of neutral ships by Spain and Great Britain, Russia’s proposal for a League of Armed Neutrality, the imminent dispatch of a Spanish fleet and army to America, and the Dutch response to Sir Joseph Yorke’s memorial of 21 March.

RC in John Thaxter’s hand (PCC, No. 84, I, f. 443–446.) 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 , 3:604– 606.)

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