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Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Hanson, John
Recipient: President of Congress
Date: 1781-12-25

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To the President of Congress

Amsterdam, 25 December 1781. RC in John Thaxter’s hand (PCC, No. 84, III, f. 442–444). printed: Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev., 5:71–72. This letter consists of an English translation of Prussia’s declaration of 8 Dec., intended to remove any questions about the identity of Prussian ships trading in accordance with its previous ordinances of 30 April and 3 November. For the ordinance of 30 April, which stated that Prussia would maintain a strict neutrality according to the principles set down in the declaration of the armed neutrality, see JA to the president of Congress, 21 May, calendared (vol. 11:327). For the 3 Nov. ordinance establishing rules for identifying Prussian ships, see Scott, ed., Armed Neutralities of 1780 and 1800, p. 414–417.
RC in John Thaxter’s hand (PCC, No. 84, III, f. 442–444). printed: (Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev.), 5:71–72.
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