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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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COUNT DE VERGENNES TO JOHN ADAMS.
Versailles, 30 March, 1780.
I have received the letter1 which you did me the honor to write on the 21st instant. I remember very well to have said to you that your presentation should be inserted in the Gazette of France; but, from the information I have obtained, I am convinced that the presentations, whether of ambassadors or ministers plenipotentiary, have never been announced in our Gazette, so that it would savor of affectation to insert yours. As a substitute, I will have it mentioned, if you wish, in the Mercure de France, and you can, without any hazard, take measures to have the notice repeated in the foreign gazettes.
I have the honor to be, &c.
P. S. I inclose the draft of an article, which I propose to have inserted in the Mercure. I shall not send it till you have given me your opinion of it.
Le S. Adams que le congrès des États Unis de l’Amérique a désigné pour assistre aux conférences pour la paix lorsqu’il y aura lieu, est arrive depuis quelque temps ici et a eu l’honneur d’être présenté au roi et à la famille royale.
[1 ]This letter is to be found in the Diary. See vol. iii. p. 266. The correspondence is resumed here at the point at which Mr. Adams left it in his fragment.