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Docno: ADMS-06-10-02-0215

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: President of Congress
Recipient: Huntington, Samuel
Date: 1780-12-01

To the President of Congress, No. 25

Amsterdam, 1 Dec. 1780. Dupl in John Thaxter's hand (PCC, No. 84, II, f. 321–324). LbC almost entirely in JQA 's hand (Adams Papers). printed: Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev. , 4:176–177.
This letter, received by Congress on 19 Nov. 1781, contained the order of battle of the combined French and Spanish fleets at Cádiz. The information, probably taken from the Gazette de Leyde of 1 Dec., was copied into the Letterbook by JQA immediately below JA 's brief opening paragraph. It is the first known instance where JQA , acting as his father's secretary, copies a letter to Congress.
Dupl in John Thaxter's hand (PCC, No. 84, II, f. 321–324) LbC almost entirely in JQA 's hand (Adams Papers). printed: (Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev. , 4:176–177.)