Recipient: Huntington, Samuel
Recipient: President of Congress
Paris, 3 May 1780. RC
, No. 84, II, f. 15–17). LbC
in John Thaxter's hand (Adams Papers
); notation by Thaxter: “N.B. Nos. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58 were delivered
the 7th of May by Mr. Adams to Dr. Franklin, who was to send them with his own Dispatches
to Captain John Paul Jones.” printed
: Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev.
In this letter, received by Congress on 19 Feb. 1781, John Adams sent the terms of
an Anglo-French cartel for the exchange of prisoners, signed at Versailles on 12 March
and at London on 28 March, noting that the agreement brought honor to both sides.