Recipient: Huntington, Samuel
Recipient: President of Congress
Paris, 4 April 1780. RC
in John Thaxter's hand (PCC
, No. 84, I, f. 413–414). LbC
); notation by Thaxter: “Nos. 33, 34, 35 & 36 were delivered Capt Snelling on the
8th April 1780 at the Hotel de Valois by Mr Adams.” printed
: Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev.
, 3:596–597; various American newspapers, including the Pennsylvania Gazette
of 12 July and the Boston Independent Chronicle
of 3 Aug. 1780.
In this letter, which was read in Congress on 10 July, John Adams related a report
from Malaga concerning an unprovoked attack on the Swedish frigate Illerim by an English privateer from Minorca, which resulted in the death of the frigate's