Recipient: President of Congress
Recipient: Huntington, Samuel
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[dateline] Amsterdam, 4 Sept. 1780.
A note attached to this letter by Robert Gilmor, a Baltimore merchant, indicates that he received it from Jared Sparks on 24 Dec. 1827. printed
: Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev.
, 4:45. In this letter, received by Congress on 3 Dec., John Adams sent the substance of London newspaper reports regarding the captures, on 9 Aug. and 12 July respectively, of large portions of the British convoys bound to the East and West Indies and to Quebec.