Adams Papers

From John Adams to the President of Congress, No. 4, 24 August 1780

To the President of Congress, No. 4

Amsterdam Aug. 24. 1780


I have only time by this Vessell to inclose the declarations of Sweeden and Denmark;1 but the chance of her going safe is so small that I should not send any thing very material, if I had more time. I have the Honour to be &c.

LbC (Adams Papers); notation: “recd in congress Decr. 3.” According to the Journal of Congress, this letter was read on 4 Dec. (JCC description begins Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington, 1904–1937; 34 vols. description ends , 18:1116), but it is not in the PCC.

1See JA’s letter to the president of Congress of 14 Aug., No. 1 (above).

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