Adams Papers

From John Adams to Antoine Marie Cerisier, 11 September 1783

To Antoine Marie Cerisier

Paris Septr. 11th. 1783.

Dear Sir,

I am extremely sorry to find by your last Letter,1 that your Health has been attacked again, but I hope it will not have any serious Consequences. I wish all the Success you can desire to your Application to Versailles, and if I should be called upon by the Minister, or have any other Opportunity to support it, consistent with Prudence, it will give me great pleasure to do it, because I think it would be a public Service to France— But as it is wholly out of my Department, & I have not so much Credit with that Minister as I wish I had upon this Occasion, I am afraid that any voluntary Interference of mine, might do you more harm than good.

I am informed from the President of Congress, that they have resolved to send a Commission to me. Mr. Franklin and Mr. Jay, to treat of Commerce with Great Britain, so that I shall not return to America this Year— Perhaps we may find it necessary to go to London, & I may again have the pleasure of seeing you in Holland.

With great Esteem, I have the honor &c

LbC in John Thaxter’s hand (Adams Papers); internal address: “Mr. Cerisier.”; APM Reel 106.

1Of 3 Sept., above.

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