Papers of John Adams, volume 11

To the President of Congress

From C. W. F. Dumas

334 To Joshua Johnson, 24 May 1781 JA Johnson, Joshua To Joshua Johnson, 24 May 1781 Adams, John Johnson, Joshua
To Joshua Johnson
Dear Sir Amsterdam May 24th. 1781

I have recieved your obliging Letter of May 8th. with the Newspaper inclosed, for which please to accept my thanks.1 The English meet a warm reception at the Southward where they have already had reason and will have more to repent of their rashness. I congratulate You upon the Accession of Maryland to the Confederation and upon the general good prospect of Affairs. Our Country rises superiour to all her difficulties, and I hope in another Year to see her shine.

Will You please to transmit the inclosed Letter to Congress by the first opportunity?2 My Compliments to your good Family and to all the good Americans at Nantes.

With great Respect and Esteem I have the honour to be, Sir, your humble & obedient Servant.

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


Johnson's letter has not been found.


JA's second letter of 16 May to the president of Congress, above.