Papers of John Adams, volume 12

From Benjamin Franklin

From Jean de Neufville & Fils

From Jean Luzac, 22 April 1782 Luzac, Jean JA From Jean Luzac, 22 April 1782 Luzac, Jean Adams, John
From Jean Luzac
Leyden 22. April 1782 Honorable Sir

Altho’ the early part, I have taken in the struggles of America for the rights of Liberty and Mankind, would be a silent witness of my particular happiness at the present moment, when Your Excellency’s steady and prudent conduct in our Republic is crowned with the most glorious success, I should deem myself wanting in my duty, if I did not congratulate Your Excellency most sincerely in the public character, wherein You have now been publicly acknowledged by our Government; an event, Sir, that will be, (if my most ardent wishes are fulfilled) the forerunner of many happy consequences to both Countries. May Your Excellency long enjoy that heart-felt satisfaction, which is the best reward of a life spent to public good. I am with the sincerest regard and deep respect, Honorable Sir, Your Excellency’s Most obedient and very humble Servant

J. Luzac

RC (Adams Papers).