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Docno: ADMS-06-12-02-0251

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Baraux, M.
Date: 1782-04-07

To M. Baraux

[salute] Sir

I have communicated your Letter, which You did me the honor to write me on the 21st. Ulto., to Messs. Ingraham & Bromfield of this City, who have furnished in the inclosed Letter a List of Merchants as You desired, to which I beg leave to add Richard Cranch Esqr of Boston.
There will probably be, after a Peace, a considerable Trade between the several Ports of the United States of America and Trieste, thro’ which place I fancy several American Productions will find their Way into the Interior of the Austrian Dominions. I should be obliged to You for your Sentiments of this Trade, and what Commodities Americans may dispose of in that quarter, and what they may recieve in return.

[salute] I have the honor to be, Sir, &c

LbC in John Thaxter’s hand (Adams Papers).

Docno: ADMS-06-12-02-0252

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Dubbeldemuts, Adrianus
Date: 1782-04-07

To Adrianus Dubbeldemuts

[salute] Sir

I have recd. your favor of yesterday inclosing a Gazette with a new Petition or Address to the Magistrates of the City of Rotterdam.
While the People entertain such sentiments and hold such a language their Liberties and Prosperity can never be essentially in danger.
I should be very happy to see You at any time while I stay in Amsterdam, or after my Removal to the Hague. If I should come to the Hague the latter end of this week or the beginning of next, I should be glad to recieve You there; but I cannot at present indicate the day. With much Respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, &ca
LbC in John Thaxter’s hand (Adams Papers).

Docno: ADMS-06-12-02-0253

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Hodinpyl, P.
Date: 1782-04-07

To P. Hodinpyl

[salute] Sir

I have recd. your favor of the 30th. of March,1 and am much obliged to You for your kind Congratulations on the flattering prospect of public affairs.
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The formation of commercial and political Connections between our Countries is ushered in with so much solemnity, it is accompanied by such elaborate discussions of the Prosperity of the Measure, and triumphs at last in such an Unanimity, as will form an Epocha in the History of both Republicks. It must have a striking effect, and make a deep Impression upon all Europe. If it produces a universal Peace, it will be glorious: but if the War continues, the two Republicks will cement their commercial and political Connections by it, and increase their naval Power, and make themselves mutually more respected and courted by all other Nations.
I expect every hour the Arrival of some Vessels, which may bring Us News of your Brother Commodore Gillon:2 as soon as I recieve any, I will send it You with pleasure.

[salute] With much Esteem, I have the honor to be, Sir, &ca

LbC in John Thaxter’s hand (Adams Papers).
1. In his letter of 30 March from Rotterdam (Adams Papers), Hodinpyl congratulated JA on the action taken by the States of Holland on the 28th and then launched into a lengthy paean to the forthcoming Dutch-American alliance and the benefits to both nations from such a union. He offered his services to JA, but there is no extant response.
2. JQA identifies Hodinpyl as a brother-in-law of Alexander Gillon (JQA, Diary, 1:53).
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, 2015.