[dateline] Hague June 24th. 1783
[salute] Honoured Sir
I receiv'd some days agone two setts of the 3d. and 4th. volumes of the Politique
Hollandais, from Mr. Cerisier.1
I suppose your intention is to have them bound in the same manner as the 2. first,
and shall therefore have it done.
I have been obliged to borrow a Suetonius. Please to let me know if you chuse I should
Purchase one. There is an edition with the Commentaries of Ernesti which I believe
would be the best.2
We have had no news about the Peace this long while: it seems it goes on but slowly.
Tis said hostilities have commenced between the Russians and the Turks. Mr. van Berkel
left Rotterdam, yesterday was a week and will probably sail within these two or three
[salute] I am your Dutiful Son
[signed] J. Q. Adams
My best respects if you please to Messrs. Thaxter and Storer.