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Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0006-0009

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-05-09

9th. Thursday.

Mr. Artaud dined at Mr. Rimbert's. In the afternoon he came with two of Mr. Rimbert's nephews and we went to the shops. Took a ride. Mr. Hoogwerst came and made us a visit. He told us that the States General of the United Provinces had on the 19th. of April <declared> acknowledged America, independant.1 Fine clear weather.
1. For a discussion of JA 's long and persistent efforts to achieve Dutch recognition, see Diary and Autobiography , 3:3–5. JA 's own account of events just before and immediately following the recognition appears in Adams Family Correspondence, 4:312–313.