Recipient: Huntington, Samuel
Recipient: President of Congress
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In this letter, received by Congress on 19 Feb. 1781, Adams provided accounts of the
arrival of Russian couriers at The Hague on 30 March with Catherine II's declaration
of an armed neutrality and an invitation to the Dutch to join (see JA
to the president of Congress, 10 April
, No. 40, below); the determination of the Turks to resist belligerent depredations
on their ships or the vessels of other nations trading with Turkish ports; and the
Russian reaction to the British attack on the Dutch convoy under the protection of
Adm. van Bylandt.