Recipient: Huntington, Samuel
Recipient: President of Congress
The first two-thirds of the letter, which was read in Congress on 22 July, was taken
from the Gazette d'Amsterdam
and included almost verbatim in John Adams' letter to Samuel Adams of this date (above).
The remainder of the letter was based on Alexander Gillon's letter of 14 March
(above) and a report in the Mercure de France
and concerned the advent of the League of Armed Neutrality and the policies of the
Netherlands and Sweden.