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Browsing: Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 5


This foot note contained in document ADMS-04-05-02-0047
2. The exchange of ratifications of the Dutch Treaty did not occur until June, and JA , occupied with the peace negotiations in Paris, ordered C. W. F. Dumas to perform it for him. JA did not return to the Netherlands until July, and then only briefly, but he remained accredited to the States General of the Netherlands (“their High Mightinesses”) until 1788, and traveled to Amsterdam in 1784, 1787, and 1788 to negotiate additional loans (JA, Diary and Autobiography , 3:135–136, note 1, 168, note 1, 202, note 1, 211–212, note 2).