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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. 287–288. 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. 544–546.

John Thaxter wrote this letter during John Adams’ absence at Paris. It provided an English translation of a placard issued by the States of Utrecht on 4 July. The placard deplored the publication of “scandalous reflexions and malicious insinuations” against the Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and declared that henceforth anyone who composed, printed, or distributed such materials would be fined one thousand florins.

RC and signature in John Thaxter’s hand (PCC, No. 84, III, f. 287–288). 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. 544–546.)

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