Recipient: President of Congress
Recipient: Huntington, Samuel
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In this letter, read in Congress on 19 Nov., John Adams provided an English translation
of the Convention for an Armed Neutrality that Russia and Denmark signed on 28 June
[9 July N.S.]
1780. It was, according to Adams, “one of the most brilliant Events, which has yet
been produced by the American Revolution.” He then commented on the Convention's provisions
with regard to contraband and noted that Sweden had acceded to it on 21 July [1 Aug. N.S.]
1780 followed by the Netherlands on 5 [i.e. 4]
Jan. 1781. For additional information regarding the accession of Denmark and Sweden
to the armed neutrality, see Adams' letter of 14 Aug. 1780
to the president of Congress (vol. 10:68–74).