Adams Papers

From John Adams to Joseph Mathias Gérard de Rayneval, 9 July 1781

To Joseph Mathias Gérard de Rayneval

Paris 9 July 1781


I have this Moment the Honour of your Billet of this Days Date:1 and will do myself the Honour, to wait on his Excellency the Comte de Vergennes, at his office, on Wednesday next at Nine of the Clock in the Morning, according to his Desire. I have the Honour to be with much Esteem sir Your humble and obedient servant

John Adams

RC (Arch. Aff. Etr., Paris, Corr. Pol., E.-U., vol. 17:312); endorsed: “[. . .]na previènt de [arr]ivée et qu’il va [. . .]dre à Versailles.” LbC’s (Adams Papers). The first of two Letterbook copies is written on the same sheet of paper as JA’s letter to Vergennes of 7 July, above, tipped into Lb/JA/16 (Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 104). The second Letterbook copy is entered in Lb/JA/17 (same, Reel No. 105). The memorandum appears immediately below the second Letterbook copy.

1Rayneval informed JA that the Comte de Vergennes wished to meet with him on 11 July (Adams Papers).

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