Recipient: Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de
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[dateline] Paris, 25 February 1780.
Replying to Vergennes' letter of the 24th
(calendared above), John Adams expressed his appreciation for his upcoming presentation
at the French court. He also agreed to avoid publicizing his peace commission before
its announcement in the “Gazette,” to submit any announcement that he might seek to
have published in the Dutch papers, and to keep secret his commission to negotiate
an Anglo-American commercial treaty. This is the last complete letter included in