Adams Papers

John Adams to Abigail Adams, 29 March 1782

John Adams to Abigail Adams

29 March 1782

My dearest Friend

The states of Holland and West Friesland have resolved, 28 March to admit Mr. Adams to an Audience.

The inclosed Papers will shew what is going on here. You will [hear?] much more of it.1—I have yet no news of Charles’s Arrival. John is well—&c.

British Ministry changed.2

RC (Adams Papers). “[I]nclosed Papers” not found.

1The relevant passage in “the Resolutions of the Lords the States of Holland and Westfriesland, taken in the Assembly of their Noble and Grand-Mightinesses, Thursday 28 March 1782,” resolving “that Mr. Adams be admitted and acknowledged, as soon as possible, by their High-Mightinesses [the States General], in quality of Ambassador of the United States of America,” is printed in JA, Collection of State-Papers, 1782 description begins JA, comp., A Collection of State-Papers, Relative to the First Acknowledgement of the Sovereignity! of the United States of America, and the Reception of Their Minister Plenipotentiary, by Their High-Mightinesses the States-General of the United Netherlands, The Hague, 1782. description ends , p. 81–82.

2Thus in MS—an indication of JA’s extreme haste in getting off this momentous news. See below, JA to AA, 1 April, and note 1 there.

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