Recipient: President of Congress
Recipient: McKean, Thomas
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John Thaxter wrote this letter during John Adams' absence at Paris. It contains an
English translation of an article that appeared in Dutch newspapers, including the
Gazette de Leyde of 10 July. The article reported that on 4 July the Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
informed the States General that he was grateful for the resolution of confidence
it adopted on 2 July. He requested, however, an investigation of his conduct, which
was the only means to absolve him fully from the charges made against him. The States
General agreed to the investigation.