Papers of John Adams, volume 13

From the Trustees of Dartmouth College

From Benjamin Lincoln

From Edmund Jenings, 25 September 1782 Jenings, Edmund JA


From Edmund Jenings, 25 September 1782 Jenings, Edmund Adams, John
From Edmund Jenings
Brussels Septr. 25th 1782 Sir

I did not receive any Slips by the two last Posts.

I am particularly obliged to your Excellency for your Favor of the 16th. Instant. The Dutchman Compliment was really polite the Sentiments of certain public Characters relative to the American Independance lead to something Substantial.

I find it is the wish of some to see the letters now publishing in the news papers collected in a Pamphlet. If you, Sir, approve it, is there any corrections and alterations that you may be inclined to make, if you chuse to transmit them to me, they shall be conveyed to the Amateurs.1

Give me leave to beg of your Excellency to send the inclosed by the first Opportunity.2

I have the Honour of being Sir your Excellencys Most Obedient Humble Servt. Edm: Jenings

RC (Adams Papers).


JA's “Letters from a Distinguished American,” then appearing in Parker's General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer, were never collected and published in a pamphlet, but see JA's reply of 27 Sept., below.


In his reply, JA indicated that the enclosures were letters, but they have not been identified.