Papers of John Adams, volume 11

From Philip Mazzei

From C. W. F. Dumas

4.

On this day JA wrote a nearly identical letter to the Baron de Larrey, William V's secretary, that also contained a copy of Congress' resolution of 1 March (LbC, Adams Papers). He sent the two documents and their enclosures to Dumas under cover of a letter that was also dated 1 June (LbC, Adams Papers). JA instructed Dumas to “superscribe, seal and deliver” the letters either in person or through the post, preferably the latter to avoid “all Questions and desagreements.” See Dumas' letters of 3 and 6 June, both below, for his execution of JA's orders.