Adams Papers

From John Adams to John Jay, 14 May 1787

London May 14. 1787

Dear Sir

Last Thursday, according to your Advice, I communicated to Lord Carmarthen, not officially but as private, tho authentic Intelligence, the Resolutions of Congress of the twenty first of March.—

His Lordship appeared to be Sincerely and highly pleased. And Said that those Resolutions did the highest honour to Congress, and he wished I had Authority to communicate them formally. The Reason was explained to his Lordship, that there had not been time for the Secretary of State to prepare Instructions but that they might be expected, to arrive in a few Weeks. The Missive is as well founded in good Policy as it is in Justice and Honour and must produce a good Effect. With great Respect / I have the Honour to be, Sir, your most obedient / and most humble Servant

John Adams

DNA: Papers of the Continental Congress.

Index Entries