Philadelphia 23d November 1783
I have the Honor to inform your Excellency, That Mr Thraxter, private Secretary to Mr Adams, arrived here last Evening from France with the Definitive Treaty of Peace; signed on the 3d of September. This Treaty appears to be the same as the Preliminary Articles.
I beg Leave to congratulate your Excellency on this important Event and with the greatest Respect & Esteem Remain Your Excellency’s Obedient humble Servant
PHi: Gratz Collection.