Recipient: Huntington, Samuel
Recipient: President of Congress
In this letter, read in Congress on 25 Sept., John Adams provided a digest of newspaper
accounts from Cádiz, Toulon, Brest, Paris, Ostend, Leyden, Brussels, and London for
the period between 2 May and 3 June. The reports concerned Spanish and French naval
operations, efforts of European merchants to trade with America, Dutch efforts to
obtain redress from Britain for Fielding's attack on Adm. van Bylandt's convoy, and
the general European response to the declaration of an armed neutrality.