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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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TO M. DE RAYNEVAL.
Paris, 9 July, 1781.
I have this moment the honor of your billet of this day’s date, and will do myself the honor to wait on his Excellency the Count de Vergennes at his office, on Wednesday next, at nine o’clock in the morning, according to his desire.
I have the honor to be, &c.
Accordingly, on Wednesday, I went to Versailles, and met the Count at his office, with M. de Rayneval, at nine o’clock, who communicated to me the following articles proposed by the two Imperial Courts;1 that Spain had prepared her answers; that of France was nearly ready; did not know that England had yet answered.
[1 ]These articles were given me in French, and they graciously condescended to let me see the original communication from the two Imperial Courts as far and no farther than these three articles extended. All the rest was carefully covered up with a book. I desired to see and have a copy of the whole; but no, that could not be permitted.
Letters to the Boston Patriot, 1809.