Recipient: Huntington, Samuel
Recipient: President of Congress
In this letter, read by Congress on 11 Sept., John Adams reported the false rumor
that Louis Charles, Comte du Chaffault de Besné was to command in the West Indies
and Charles Henri Théodat, Comte d'Estaing in the Channel, and enclosed newspapers
from Paris, The Hague, and Amsterdam, all dating from the first week in March.