[dateline] Amsterdam October 2 1780
In more than one Letter from Mrs. Adams, she has mentioned to me, your obliging Kindness
to her, and to me. I am very sensible of your Politeness, Sir and beg of you, to accept
of my best Thanks.1
We are now in daily Expectation of News from N. America and the West Indies, as well
as from Petersbourg. The Dutch Ministers have arrived at that Court and met with a
The English Papers, give out Insurrections in South America, on Account of a new Tax,
and Committees of Correspondance appointed a la Bostonnaise. Whether this is true
I know not, and whether it will be usefull or hurtfull to Us, if true I am equally
ignorant. I am not apprehensive of any bad Consequences to Us.
The Elections in England have gone much in favour of the Ministry, and War will undoubtedly
continue, whatever Insinuations the Anglomanes may propagate among you. I am, sir
your obliged and obt. sert.