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From John Adams to the President of Congress, No. 64, 11 May 1780

To the President of Congress, No. 64

Paris, 11 May 1780. RC in John Thaxter’s hand (PCC, No. 84, II, f. 43–45). 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 , 3:670–671.

In this letter, read in Congress on 20 Sept., John Adams sent the text of three motions respecting the American war proposed by David Hartley in a speech to the House of Commons on 1 May. For the speech and Hartley’s motions, see Thomas Digges’ letter of 2 May, and note 7 (above). Adams concluded his letter with a reference to Gen. Henry Seymour Conway’s subsequent announcement that on 2 May he would lay before the House a bill to establish “the foundations of a Treaty of Peace and Reconciliation” with America.

RC in John Thaxter’s hand (PCC, No. 84, II, f. 43–45). 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 , 3:670–671.)

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