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Docno: ADMS-06-13-02-0006

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Bracht, Herman van
Date: 1782-05-03

To Herman van Bracht

[salute] Sir

I have recd. the Letter which You did me the honor to write me the 30th. of April, with the Volume of American Constitutions.1
I agree with You, that a Treaty of Commerce between the two Republicks would be a very proper Addition to your Volume, but when { 10 } such a Treaty shall be made it will not be published perhaps until it is ratified. In all Events it will be but decent for me to wait the Pleasure of their High Mightinesses for a Publication of it.
As to the Compliment You propose to me, I am obliged to You for it, and shall consent to it, upon the same Conditions that Mr. Van Berckel did, viz, that nothing be said offensive to any one.2

[salute] I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient humble Servt.

LbC in John Thaxter's hand (Adams Papers).
1. Vol. 12:472–474.
2. That is, the request that JA permit the second volume of Van Bracht's Verzameling van de Constitutien . . . van Amerika, 2 vols., Dordrecht, 1781–1782, to be dedicated to him.
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, 2018.