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Docno: ADMS-06-10-02-0201

Author: Grand, Henry
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1780-11-24

From Henry Grand

[salute] Sir

After the receit of the Letter you honoured Me with the 3rd of this Month I immediately wrote to Messrs. Ve. J. Fleury & Desmadieres at Orleans, to send up the Wine Mr. Williams had procured you; and following the Circumstances it shall be disposed of in the best Manner possible.1
Respecting the News Papers for America, they have till now been { 370 } most regularly shipped. I have not been so fortunate in Opportunities for Amstrm. which I am very Sorry about.
We have no other News but that the Courrier de l'Europe has been pleased to give us, concerning André and Arnold. Count d'Estaing is not yet arrived.
Mr. Dana has wrote me2 that he was a coming and not to send on his Letters but Keep them, there is none. And I shant answer him expecting to do it by word of mouth. In case he be not yet gone you will oblige me particularly in giving him my best Respects, and several Compliments to Mr. Thaxter.
The family joins with me in assurances of true Attachment and great Consideration. I have the honour to be sir Your most obt hble sert
[signed] Hy. Grand
1. In his reply of 7 Dec. ( LbC , Adams Papers), JA indicated that John Bondfield might also have sent wine and requested that if either Williams or Bondfield drew upon Grand for payment, he comply and charge it to JA .
2. Probably Francis Dana's letter of 10 Nov. (MHi: Francis Dana Letterbook). Dana left Amsterdam on 1 Dec. and arrived at Paris on the 28th (from Dana, 13 Dec., below; and 1 Jan. 1781, Adams Papers).

Docno: ADMS-06-10-02-0202-0001

Author: Luzac, Jean
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1780-11-24

From Jean Luzac

[salute] Monsieur

J'ai l'honneur de vous envoyer ci-joint encore deux Exemplaires sur du Papier à écrire des Pensées: Je n'en ajoute pas un plus grand nombre, parce que vous pouvez l'avoir actuëllement plus facilement à Amsterdam même, chez les Libraires indiqués dans l'Avis, qui se trouve dans notre Gazette d'aujourd'hui.1 Je suis bien aise, que vous approuviez la Préface, qui néanmoins est audessous de l'épithète, que vous voulez bien lui donner.2
Je suis de votre avis relativement aux intentions des gens, dont vous parlez. J'espère que, si elles se réalisent, l'on fera la Guerre à bon escient; that it will not be a mock-war, calculated to crush the Commercial interest of our Country and to increase by our defeats the influence of those, who cry that our friendship with Britain is our salvation. En attendant je m'apperçois, que la publication des Papiers de Mr. Laurens opère contre le voeu de ceux qui en ont fait tant d'éclat.
J'ai l'honneur d'être avec les sentimens les plus respectueux, Monsieur, de Votre Excellence, Le très-humble et très-obéissant serviteur,
[signed] J: Luzac
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