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Docno: ADMS-06-11-02-0298

Author: Adams, John
Author: Thaxter, John
Recipient: President of Congress
Recipient: Huntington, Samuel
Date: 1781-07-07

To the President of Congress

Amsterdam, 7 July 1781. RC and signature in John Thaxter's hand PCC, No. 84, III, f. 264–265. printed : Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev. , 4:549.
John Thaxter wrote this letter during John Adams' absence at Paris. It contains an English translation of a resolution that the States General adopted on 2 July, which was printed in Dutch newspapers, including the Gazette de Leyde of 6 July. The States General resolved that it was unaware of any basis for the charges made against the Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel by members of the regency of Amsterdam or anyone else. The States General called on the various provinces to enact regulations to restrain those who would make unsubstantiated charges against the Duke.
RC and signature in John Thaxter's hand (PCC, No. 84, III, f. 264–265). printed : (Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev. , 4:549.)