Adams Papers

To John Adams from Peter Paul Francis Degrand, 20 July 1820

Boston 20 July 1820

Dear Sir

Is it perfectly agreable to you, that I should put, in my Report, the statement at foot?

Accept the renewed assurance of my respectful regard & esteem

P. P. F. Degrand

July 2. 1776

is the day on which the Resolve passed in Congress, declaring the U.S. a Free, Sovereign & Independent People.

July 3. 1776

is the day on which John Adams wrote the far-famed letter, which has been printed as dated July 5.

July 4. 1776

is the day on which the Declaration was adopted in Congress, founded on the Resolve of July 2.

This information, confirmatory of what has lately been published, I have derived; within a few days, from the venerable John Adams himself.

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