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Docno: ADMS-06-13-02-0145

Author: Bracht, Herman van
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1782-08-12

From Herman van Bracht

[salute] Sir

I have now the honour to hand you the Second volum of the translated constitutions of America, Inscribed to Your Excell: by the publisher Mr. F: wanner. According to your desire, every expression is avoided that could tend to give offense to any person in times to critical as these. A due tribute of applause, however, has been given, tho the persons who So well deserved it in the true Interests of both republics has been touched upon, where fore I hope the dedication will obtain your approbation.1
Permit me to ad the assurance of Mr wanners unlimited esteem the offer of a continuance of my humble Services here an to ashure you that I most respectfully am Sir Your most Obedt. Servant
[signed] Herman van Bracht
1. This is the second volume of Van Bracht's Verzameling van de Constitutien ... van Amerika (2 vols., Dordrecht, 1781–1782), which Fredrik Wanner, the printer, dedicated to JA. For the dedication, see the Descriptive List of Illustrations, Dedication of Verzameling van de Constitutien to John Adams, 1782 237No. 6, above. The first volume was dedicated to Engelbert François van Berckel. Two sets of the work are in JA's library at MB (Catalogue of JA's Library).
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.
http://www.masshist.org/apde2/