John Thaxter to John Adams
Amsterdam 16th July 1781
I have the honor to inclose You the 23d. No. of the Politique Hollandais.1
I have this moment heard of your safe arrival, and of your good health and Spirits, which is a vast addition to my happiness. I had a hint of your visit at P[aris], and altho’ some Folks are surprized at the peculiar Nature of it, yet I am persuaded that Chaleur and froideur can exist politically, if not naturally, together.
I have the honor to be, with the most respectful Attachment, Sir, your most humble Servant,
RC (Adams Papers). For the (missing) enclosure see note 1.
1. The weekly journal published by JA’s friend A. M. Cerisier at Amsterdam.