. Translation: You have struck, sir, the greatest blow in all Europe. It is the greatest
blow yet struck in the American cause. It is you who have terrified and vanquished
the Anglomanes. It is you who have filled this nation with enthusiasm. It is you who
have turned their heads. It is not just to make a compliment to Mr. Adams that I say
this, it is because it is true and I know that it is his due.
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.