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Docno: ADMS-06-09-02-0185-0001

Author: Genet, Edmé Jacques
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1780-05-11

From Edmé Jacques Genet

Nous serions bien fachés, Monsieur de ne pas avoir dimanche the young gentlemen. C'est un jour fait pour eux, puis qu'il y a une { 301 } cérémonie1 qui ne se repete pas souvent, et j'ai pris les précautions nécessaires pour qu'ils la voyent à leur aise. Nous les attendons et nous vous Supplions de ne point tromper notre attente. Le Commodore Jones nous fera sûrement lhoneur d'accepter le break fast chez nous. J'y aura de bon Thé qui n'a point été taxé par l'angleterre. Le commodore vous accompagnera à la chapelle pour voir la cérémonie et vous serés tous bien placés. J'espere bien que les young gentlemen viendront encore plus d'une fois, car il ne faut pas pretendre que tout se voit ici en un jour. Mais celui de dimanche is a Special one.
Je connois Sir J. Dalrymple; Et je puis vous assurer, qu'on ne Sera plus aussi complaisant ici pour lui qu'on l'a été dans d'autres tems. Ceux qui depuis lui ont demandé les mêmes faveurs n'y ont pas été bien reçues.
Vous êtes bien le maitre d'envoyer au Congrez les propositions du Doyen:2 Elles Sont tirées du general advertiser, which I reckon to be ministerialist
[signed] Genet

Docno: ADMS-06-09-02-0185-0002

Author: Genet, Edmé Jacques
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1780-05-11

Edmé Jacques Genet to John Adams: A Translation

[salute] Dear Sir

We would be most unhappy not to see the young gentlemen Sunday. It is a day made for them since the ceremony1 is not repeated often, and I have taken the necessary steps so that they can see it comfortably. We are expecting them and beg you not to disappoint us. Commodore Jones will surely honor us by accepting our invitation to breakfast. I will serve good tea which has not been taxed by England. The Commodore will accompany us to the chapel to see the ceremony and you will all be well placed. I hope that the young gentlemen will repeat their visit, for one cannot hope to see everything in one day. But this Sunday is a special one.
I know Sir John Dalrymple; and can assure you that he will not be as well treated here as he has been in the past. Those who since then have asked him for the same favors have not been well received.
You are perfectly welcome to send to Congress the Dean's proposals:2 they were taken from the General Advertiser, which I reckon to be ministerialist.
[signed] Genet
RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “M. J. Adams hotel de Valois rue de Richelieu a Paris.”
1. The investiture of the Chevaliers du St. Esprit held on 14 May.
2. In a note of [ca. 9 May] (Private owner, 1957), JA requested permission to send alleged proposals of the Dean of Gloucester to Congress. See JA 's letter of 9 May to the president of Congress, No. 62 (above).
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