Papers of John Adams, volume 8

Bidé de Chavagnes to John Adams: A Translation

To Edmé Jacques Genet

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At this point in the Letterbook, JA continued the sentence: “as his Excellency,” and then struck out the phrase. This letter was received on 15 May; on the 31st the congress resolved to accept the solution proposed by JA. It ordered Benjamin Franklin to pay the drafts of JA and Dana “to the amount of their respective salaries” ( JCC , 17:428, 476).