Papers of John Adams, volume 11

To C. W. F. Dumas

To the Duc de La Vauguyon

From Edmund Jenings, 30 April 1781 Jenings, Edmund JA From Edmund Jenings, 30 April 1781 Jenings, Edmund Adams, John
From Edmund Jenings
Sir Brussels April. 30. 1781

I had yesterday the Honor of receiving your Excellencys Letter of 300the 27th. Instant, which afforded me the greatest pleasure, as it assured me of your Excellencys Health, which I was fearful was affected, and shewed at the same time that you were in Spirits. The natural and political Climate of the Country, where your Excellency now is, being foggy a Man must have a stout Heart and strong Body to bear up against its effects. Your Excellency has them both for

Sanctus Amor Patria del Animum et Animam.1

I shall immediately pay attention to your Excellencys Hints, and shall hold a Talk thereon with my Friend This Evening.

I doubt not but that your Excellency has receivd an Account from Paris of the whole of the affair of Tarelton and the operations of the french fleet, as a Ship is Arrivd with Dispatches from Boston.

I shall set out from Hence with my Nephew about the tenth of next Month for Nantes. Your Excellencys Letters directed to me, will be faithfully deliverd.

I am with the greatest Respect Sir your Excellencys most Faithful Humb. Sert.

Edm: Jenings

RC (Adams Papers).


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