Front Page Titles (by Subject) (Inclosed in the Preceding.) THE PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS TO JOHN ADAMS. - The Works of John Adams, vol. 7 (Letters and State Papers 1777-1782)
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(Inclosed in the Preceding.) 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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(Inclosed in the Preceding.)
Philadelphia, 20 June, 1781.
You will receive inclosed a letter addressed to his Most Christian Majesty, with a copy of the same for your information.
Also a commission constituting the four gentlemen therein named, in addition to yourself, our ministers for negotiating peace. Also another commission and duplicate, authorizing them to accept of the mediation of the Emperor of Germany and Empress of Russia, in one of which you will observe the Emperor is first named, and in the other the Empress. These are to be made use of as circumstances shall render expedient.1
I have also inclosed instructions (in cipher) for your government, in addition to those formerly given you for negotiating peace with Great Britain.
You will immediately communicate the receipt of these despatches to Dr. Franklin and Mr. Jay, to whom duplicates are also forwarded with similar directions.
I have the honor to be, &c.
P. S. Since writing the foregoing, for want of another conveyance, I have determined to send this by the same conveyance that carries the duplicates to Dr. Franklin. I have therefore taken out the letter to the King of France and copy mentioned in the foregoing.
[1 ]These papers are all found in the Secret Journals of Congress, vol. ii. pp. 434-449.