To the Duc de La Vauguyon
Leyden March 8. 1781
I have the Honour to inclose, a Copy of a Resolution of Congress of the fifth of October last, and to inform your Excellency, that I have this day communicated it, to their high Mightinesses the States General of the United Provinces, and to the Ministers of the Courts of Russia Sweeden and Denmark, at the Hague.1
Your Excellency will permit me to hope for your Concurrence in Support of this measure, as there may be Occasion, and to assure you of the great Respect and Consideration, with which I have the Honour to be, Sir, your Excellencys most obedient and most humble Servant
LbC (Adams Papers).
1. For the letters to the ministers, see JA’s letter to Prince Gallitzin, 8 March, and note 1, above. Note that this paragraph is virtually identical to JA’s letters of this date to Engelbert François van Berckel, pensionary of Amsterdam, and to Carel W. Visscher, soon to replace van Berckel in that position (both LbC’s, Adams Papers).