A website from the Massachusetts Historical Society; founded 1791.
The Adams Papers Digital Edition is undergoing active maintenance while we work on improvements to the system. You may experience slow performance or the inability to access content. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will endeavor to return to full capabilities as soon as possible.

Browsing: Papers of John Adams, Volume 11

Search for a response to this letter.

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.