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John Jay to John Adams, 13 December 1784

From John Jay

Trenton 13 Decr. 17841

Dear Sir

One of these Days I shall devote a Leisure Hour to forming a Cypher, and will send it to You by the first good Conveyance that may afterwards offer. at present I am engaged on many Committees, so that my attendance on them and on Congress, keeps me fully employed. I observe with Pleasure that in this Congress there appears to be good Talents & good Dispositions. none of their more important measures are as yet matured, but I flatter myself they will act wisely.

The Marqs. returns well satisfied— he has recd. many Marks of Respect, and I believe very sincere ones. I think his Representations will be fair and honest; and I wish his Court may never recieve any advices respecting us but of that Description. I find that the Chevr. de la Luzern stands well here, and is esteemed— it is to be hoped that his Successor may be a man who will think it his Interest as well as his Duty to deserve well of both Countries.

I am happy that the interfering Claims of Massachusets and NYork are in a way to be settled— we shall then coalesce, and be more and more assimelated— Your Delegation is a good one—

My Compts. to your Lady & Family— Mr Laurens is gone to Carolina— present my Respects to Mr Jefferson—

I am Dear Sir / your afft. & obt. Servt

John Jay—

RC (Adams Papers); internal address: “His Excy. Mr Adams—”

1Jay also wrote to Benjamin Franklin on this date, for which see JA’s 31 Jan. 1785 letter to Elbridge Gerry, and note 1, below.

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