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Docno: ADMS-06-11-02-0260-0002

Author: Dumas, Charles William Frederic
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1781-06-03

C. W. F. Dumas to John Adams: A Translation

[salute] Sir

I received your orders of the day before yesterday, and I will not fail in executing them next Tuesday morning, not being able to do so earlier because of the holidays. I consulted a well-connected friend who advised me to carry the letters personally since this would be more polite and decent for everyone, and this way they could not be refused. I will have the honor at that time to give you an account of my visits.1 In the meantime, I remain with very great respect and the most sincere attachment, sir, your very humble and very obedient servant
[signed] Dumas
1. For JA's orders to Dumas, see his letter of 1 June to the president of the States General,note 4, above. For Dumas' account of his efforts to deliver letters to the Baron de Larrey and the president of the States General that announced the ratification of the Articles of Confederation, see Dumas' letter of 6 June, below.
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