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Docno: ADMS-06-12-02-0205

Author: Jay, John
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1782-03-18

From John Jay

[salute] Sir

I had the Pleasure of recg your favor of the 28 ult. a few Days ago.
I congratulate You sincerely on the accession of Friesland and the flattering Prospect there is that the Example of that Province will be followed by that of Holland and the others.
It would give me great Satisfaction to be able to transmit you In• { 335 } telligence equally agreable, but that is not the Case. Prudence forbids me to explain myself, for tho’ I am not even now without Hopes, yet the Completion of them is so contingent that I dare not predict when the Delays of this Court will terminate.
I thank you for the Hint respecting the 10 article—that matter has heretofore been attended to, and pressed—I could mention some singular Circumstances respecting it—but they must not be committed to the post office.
The protest of my Bills for want of Payment, will afford you some meditation, and I am persuaded that your Discernment will save me the Necessity of being particular—that affair and others connected with it, has so engaged me that I must take another opportunity of writing more fully to You.

[salute] With great Esteem & Respect I am Sir yrs.

Dft (NNC:John Jay Papers).

Docno: ADMS-06-12-02-0206-0001

Author: Berckel, Engelbert François van
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1782-03-19

From Engelbert François van Berckel

Madame Van Berckel, qúi ne pouvoit pas S’attendre a úne Si grande distinction, qu’elle viént de recevoir de la part de L’illústre Anonÿme; a l’honneúr de lui en temoigner toúte Sa reconnoisance. En effet, Le Billet qúi a accompagné le Present, Servira d’un doux Soúvenir de cette heúreúse Joúrnée, qúi vient de Serrer des Liens indissolubles entre La Republique des Etats únis en Ameriqúe et cette ville; Comme aússi des liens d’amitié entre quelques úns des Individús respectifs.1
La Consideretion favorable, d’ont L’Anonyme daigne m’honorer, dans ce même Billet, me doit être d’aútant plús pretieúse, parce qúe toút le contenú en develope le caractere de la Sincerite. De mon coté, donc, Si Ces efforts, que j’ai pú mettre en oeúvre, pour l’avancement de L’únion entre les deúx Repúbliqúes, Sont recús Si favorablement; Qu’elle ne doit pas être L’ardeúr de mes voeúx, poúr qúe la dite joúrnée Soit aússi l’Epoqúe de Son parfait accomplissament; et d’Alliances, qúi etablissins fermement L’Amitié, La Liberté et l’Independance des deúx Nations.

[salute] En attendant j’ai l’honneúr de temoigner la consideration la plús distinguée pour l’Illústre Anonyme; et la plus grand veneration poúr Sa Respectable Nation.

[signed] E. F. Van Berckel
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