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Docno: ADMS-06-09-02-0047

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Huntington, Samuel
Recipient: President of Congress
Date: 1780-03-19

To the President of Congress, No. 21

Paris, 19 March, 1780. RC in John Thaxter's hand (PCC, No. 84, I, f. 333–335). printed: Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev. , 3:560–561.
In this letter, read in Congress on 22 July, John Adams repeated, almost verbatim, the newspaper accounts of British naval movements and the capture of dispatches intended for Congress contained in his letter to Elbridge Gerry of 19 March (above), and added the reports on the capture of Fort Omoa and the sailing of the merchant convoy from Jamaica contained in Thomas Digges' letter of 10 March (above).
RC in John Thaxter's hand (PCC, No. 84, I, f. 333–335.) printed: (Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev. , 3:560–561.)