Papers of John Adams, volume 12

From Henry Knox

From Francis Dana

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For the Russian offer to mediate the Anglo-Dutch war, see JA’s letters to the president of Congress, 6 Aug., calendared, and to Benjamin Franklin, 25 Aug. (vol. 11:440, 467–471). The Dutch accepted Russia’s mediation on 4 March 1782 (De Madariaga, Armed Neutrality of 1780, p. 351).