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Docno: ADMS-06-11-02-0308

Author: Adams, John
Author: Thaxter, John
Recipient: President of Congress
Recipient: McKean, Thomas
Date: 1781-07-13

To the President of Congress

Amsterdam, 13 July 1781. RC and signature in John Thaxter's hand PCC, No. 84, III, f. 287–288. LbC Adams Papers. printed:JA, Corr. in the Boston Patriot , p. 544–546.
John Thaxter wrote this letter during John Adams' absence at Paris. It provided an English translation of a placard issued by the States of Utrecht on 4 July. The placard deplored the publication of “scandalous reflexions and malicious insinuations” against the Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and declared that henceforth anyone who composed, printed, or distributed such materials would be fined one thousand florins.
RC and signature in John Thaxter's hand (PCC, No. 84, III, f. 287–288). LbC (Adams Papers). printed : (JA, Corr. in the Boston Patriot , p. 544–546.)