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Docno: ADMS-06-10-02-0185-0002

Author: Luzac, Jean
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1780-11-14

Jean Luzac to John Adams: A Translation

[salute] Sir

I am very sorry that the publication of the pamphlet has been so long delayed, first by the refusal of the bookseller to whom I had sent it and on whom I had counted, and then by the continual delays of the printer. Now it is finally done, and I have the honor to send to you the two enclosed copies.1 I have requested a dozen free for your use2 and I will send another ten by the Barque Marchande. If you need more, please let me know.
Dare I ask you to pay my very humble respects to Mr. Searle and, if the opportunity presents itself, to Mr. Dumas, and at the same time to be { 343 } persuaded of all the sentiments with which I have the honor to be, sir, your excellency's most humble and most obedient servant.
[signed] J: Luzac
1. That is, Pensées sur la révolution de l'Amérique-Unie . . ., Amsterdam, 1780, of which there is a copy in JA's library at the Boston Public Library (Catalogue of JA's Library). See the Descriptive List of Illustrations, Titlepage of Pensées Sur La Révolution De L'Amérique-unie, Extraites De L'Ouvrage Anglois, Intitulé Mémoire, Addressé Aux Souverains De L'Europe, Sur L'état Présent Des Affaires De L'Ancien Et Du Nouveau-Monde, Amsterdam, 1780 341No. 4 (above).
2. These copies were inclosed with Luzac's letter of 16 Nov. (Adams Papers).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018.