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28 Nov. 1777: THE PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS TO JOHN ADAMS. - John Adams, The Works of John Adams, vol. 7 (Letters and State Papers 1777-1782) 
The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: with a Life of the Author, Notes and Illustrations, by his Grandson Charles Francis Adams (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1856). 10 volumes. Vol. 7.
Part of: The Works of John Adams, 10 vols.
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THE PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS TO JOHN ADAMS.
Yorktown, Pennsylvania, 28 November, 1777.
I have the honor of conveying under this cover, an extract1 from the minutes of congress of the present date, which certifies your election to be a commissioner at the Court of France. Had congress given direction, or if I were acquainted with precedents, a commission should have accompanied this notification. In the mean time, permit me, sir, to congratulate with the friends of America upon this judicious appointment, and to wish you every kind of success and happiness.
I have the honor to be, with very great respect and esteem, sir,
Your humble servant,
Henry Laurens,President of Congress.
[1 ]In Congress, 28 November, 1778. Congress proceeded to the election of a commissioner at the court of France, in the room of S. Deane, Esq., and the ballots being taken, John Adams, Esq., was elected. Extract from the Minutes.Charles Thomson,Secretary.