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110th. Friday. (Adams Papers)
This morning I went with Mr. D. to the Dutch Ambassador’s and to the Resident’s. Went and took a walk upon the quay with Mr. Artaud. Mr. D. spent the evening out. Clear weather. Dutch recognition of American independence brought closer diplomatic ties between the isolated Dana and Dutch representatives at St. Petersburg. Dana wrote to JA on this day: “The Dutch Resident made a visit yesterday...
I cannot suffer this post to go off without conveying to you my most hearty congratulations for the great event, of the States General acknowledging our Independence, and upon the famous anniversary of the conception day of our Empire. Your patriotism, your zeal, and your inflexible perseverance, will now have their reward when you see the great end of your Mission so happily executed. Never...
AL and copy: Library of Congress; transcripts: Massachusetts Historical Society, National Archives Mr Grenville presents his Compliments to Mr Franklin; he proposes sending a Courier to England at 10 o’clock to-night, & will give him in charge any letters Mr Franklin may wish to send by him. Addressed: Benjamin Franklin Esqr / &c—&c—&c / a Passy / ½ past 1. o’clock. When BF received this...
LS and two copies: Public Record Office; press copy of LS , and copy: Library of Congress; transcripts: Massachusetts Historical Society, National Archives I received the Letter you did me the honour of writing to me by Mr Grenville, whom I find to be a very sensible, judicious and amiable Gentleman. The Name I assure you does not with me lessen the Regard his excellent Qualities inspire. I...
AL (draft) and copy: Library of Congress; transcripts: Massachusetts Historical Society, National Archives Mr Franklin presents his Compliments to Mr Grenville, with Thanks for the Information of his Courier’s Departure, and his kind Offer of forwarding Mr F.’s Letters, who accepts the Favour, & encloses two. The Marquis de la Fayette & Mr Oswald will do Mr Franklin the honour of breakfasting...
LS : Public Record Office; press copy of LS , and copy: Library of Congress; transcripts: Massachusetts Historical Society, National Archives I have received the honour of your Lordships Letter, dated the 28th past, by Mr Oswald, informing me that he is sent back to settle with me the Preliminaries of Time & Place. Paris as the Place seem’d to me Yesterday to be agreed on between Mr Grenville...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I Received a Letter from Mr Wyld dated the 29th of April, the 4th instant. I waited to have your reply to the one or other of my former ones to you, but being disappointed; I trouble you with this. I find as I wrote before, that they are gone so far in the Country in getting ready to go over that delays will now be of very bad Consequence to them all & I am...
Copy: Massachusetts Historical Society In your letter to me of the 11th. of May last, which I received in Holland, you proposed the money I might have occasion for there, and shou’d take up on account of the United States, shou’d be considered as part of Mr: Grand’s credit which you procured me on the house of Messrs: Strahlborn & Wolff of this city. The proposition was perfectly agreable to...
Copy: Library of Congress; transcripts: Massachusetts Historical Society, National Archives Mr. Grenville presents his Compliments to Mr. Franklin and will with great pleasure do himself the honour of breakfasting with Mr. Franklin to morrow between 9 and 10 o Clock. Mr. Grenville was at Versailles to day, and should have been sorry that Mr. Franklin should have given himself the trouble of...
ALS : University of Pennsylvania Library J’ai l’honneur de vous envoyer une épreuve de mon ouvrage, ma mauvaise santé m’a privé de rendre mes devoirs à votre excellence, et a aussi retardé l’impression, mais je vais reparer le tems que j’ai perdu malgré moi. Je suis avec respect de votre excellence Le très humble & très obéissant serviteur Notation: Dauberteuil. 10. May 1782.