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Docno: ADMS-06-11-02-0039

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Dohrman, Arnold Henri
Date: 1781-01-18

To Arnold Henri Dohrman

[salute] Sir

I have the Honour, to transmit you, a Letter from the Honourable the Committee of Congress for foreign Affairs, with a Resolution of Congress of the 21. of June last, appointing you Agent for the United States of America, in the Kingdom of Portugal, for the Transaction { 57 } of Such Affairs of the Said States as may be committed to your Direction.1 As I am, by the Misfortune of Mr. Laurens, at present fixed in this Place, I shall be particularly happy in your Correspondence, and have the Honour to be, with great Consideration, sir your most obedient and most humble servant.
[signed] John Adams
RC (Private owner, 1961).
1. JA quotes from the resolution enclosed in the Committee's letter to Dohrman of 11 July (JCC, 17:541–542; Smith, ed., Letters of Delegates, 15:425–426). Although Francis Dana did not mention them in his letter of 10 Jan., calendared above, the two documents were probably among those he forwarded as enclosures.
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, 2014.
http://www.masshist.org/apde2/