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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 HENRY LAURENS.
The Hague, 18 August, 1782.
I have just received the inclosed letter, open for me to read. It appears to be from one who has a remarkable kind of benevolence towards the United States, such as has memorably appeared through the whole war, in almost all countries; I mean the benign inclination to be American agents, jobbers, officers, ambassadors, generals, and kings. Inclosed is a copy of Fitzherbert’s commission; pray inclose it to congress, that it may go as many ways as possible. What think you of the words “Quorumcunque statuum quorum interesse poterit?” If we should presume to think ourselves included in these words, will Lord Shelburne be of the same mind?
The states-general have appointed Mr. Brantzen their minister, who did me the favor to dine with me three days ago, and then told me he should set off for Paris in three weeks. Blessed are the peacemakers! Don’t you wish yourself one?