This foot note contained in document PJA11d242
3. In the drafts, JA preceded the announcement of his commission as minister plenipotentiary to the Netherlands with an account of his appointment as minister to negotiate an Anglo-American peace treaty. The enclosed copy of JA's commission of 29 Dec. 1780
(vol. 10:449) has not been positively identified, but it may be that which is at the South Carolina
Historical Society and bears the notation: “Leyden April 19. 1781. A true Copy attest. John Adams.”
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.