Adams Papers

From John Adams to William Short, 30 August 1785

To William Short

Grosvenor Square Westminster August 30: 1785


I have received your Favour of the 23. and I hope e’er this time the Baron has received Orders to Sign in both Languages. This is a favourite Point with me; but yet I would not make it a Sine qua non. I would urge it with decency, but give it up at last if it could not be [avoid]ed. Our Treaty with France is in English and French. That with [Ho]lland is in English and Dutch, and neither made any objection to it.

I am Sorry you did not inclose me a List of the Errata: I have a Copy in both Languages, taken while you was here. I Should be obliged to you for a Copy by the next Post. My Regards to Mr Madam & Miss Dumas. I am too ill, of a violent Cold, to write him to day. I will Send his Letters to N. York by Mr Storer, who will Sail next Week. With great Esteem, I have the / Honour to be, Sir your most obedient / and most humble servant

John Adams.—

RC (DLC:William Short Papers); internal address: “William Short Esqr.” LbC (Adams Papers); APM Reel 111. Text lost where the seal was removed has been supplied from the LbC.

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