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Docno: ADMS-06-11-02-0260-0001

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

From C. W. F. Dumas

[salute] Monsieur

J'ai bien reçu vos ordres d'avanthier; et je ne manquerai pas de les exécuter Mardi prochain au Matin, ne le pouvant plutôt à cause des Fêtes. Un Ami très-entendu que j'ai consulté, ma conseillé de porter les Lettres moi-même; que cela est plus poli et plus décent pour les { 352 } uns comme pour les autres, et qu'on ne pourra pas les refuser. J'aurai l'honneur en son temps de vous rendre compte de mes visites.1 En attendant, je suis toujours avec un très grand respect et le plus sincere attachement Monsieur Votre très-humble & très Obeissant serviteur
[signed] Dumas

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.

Docno: ADMS-06-11-02-0261

Author: Warren, James
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1781-06-04

From James Warren

[salute] My dear Sir

It is some Time since I wrote to you, and much longer since I have been honoured with a Line from you.1 I have but Just got to Town. Mr. George Storer who goes by the way of Denmark is on the point of sailing and I can only Inclose two papers received from Mr. Lovel, and the Boston Papers of the day.2 I shall write you soon and if you have not forgot that there is such a Man in the world perhaps you will again write to your Sincere Friend & Humbl. Servt. J Warren3
With all my diligence I could not get the above on Board the Ship. Another Opportunity now presents. The Navy Board send you the Boston Papers, and though wish to write you a long Letter it is out of my power. I have seen a Copy of a Letter from Dr. F. to C. which I am told has been forwarded to you.4 I hope you have received it. Will This Letter meet you in Paris, Holland or Vienna?
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1. Warren's last letter to JA was of 19 Dec. 1780; JA's last letter to Warren was of 9 Dec. 1780 (vol. 10:424–425, 404–406).
2. It was Charles Storer, not his younger brother George, who was sailing for Europe. A 1779 graduate of Harvard, Storer was a distant relation of AA and ultimately replaced John Thaxter as JA's secretary. He did not arrive in the Netherlands until Aug. 1782. For more detailed accounts of Storer and his relations with the Adamses, see Adams Family Correspondence, 4:124; JQA, Diary, 1:388. The material received from James Lovell and the Boston newspapers have not been identified.
3. JA did not write again until 17 June 1782 (MB). Warren's next letter is dated 22 July 1782 (Adams Papers).
4. Presumably Franklin's letter of 9 Aug. 1780 to the president of Congress, an extract from which Lovell enclosed with his letter of [ca. 15 March] to JA, above.
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.