Papers of John Adams, volume 13

From Matthew Ridley

From Antoine Marie Cerisier

505 To John Jay, 1 October 1782 JA Jay, John


To John Jay, 1 October 1782 Adams, John Jay, John
To John Jay
The Hague Oct. 1. 1782 Sir

Your Favour inclosing a certain Copy, I have recd, and in exchange Send you, two others, Fitzherberts Commission and the Dutch Instructions.1 The first you may have Seen or may not. The other may have been communicated to you in Part. I need not Say to you that it ought not to be known, from whence, either of them comes to you, or to me.

With great Esteem, I have the honour to be Sir, your most obedient and humble Servant J. Adams

RC (private owner, 1978).


See John Jay's letter of 1 Sept., and note 1, above, with which was enclosed a copy of Richard Oswald's first commission of 25 July. For Alleyne Fitzherbert's commission of 24 July and the instructions given to the Dutch negotiator, Gerard Brantsen, see JA's letter of 18 Aug. to Robert R. Livingston, and notes, above.