Papers of John Adams, volume 14

To Edmund Jenings

From C. W. F. Dumas

215 To the Duc de La Vauguyon, 28 January 1783 Adams, John Vauguyon, the Duc de La
To the Duc de La Vauguyon
Monsieur le Duc, Paris. 28th. January. 1783—

I had, the day before yesterday, the pleasure of receiving the letters your Excellency did me the honor to write me on the 12th, from Versailles, & on the 21st. from the Hague—1 Mr: Jay's letters, inclosed, I delivered to him yesterday—

I should have been very happy in the honor of the Conversation your Excellency intended with me before your departure. I hope to have the satisfaction of meeting you again, sometime or other; but, at present, cannot foresee when or where— But, whether this is intended for me or not, I shall carry with me, wherever I go, the highest respect & esteem for your public & private Character, and a pleasing Remembrance of those Scenes, in which I have had the honor to live & act with you at the Hague—

I have the honor to be, Your Excellency's / Most Obedt. humle: Servt. &c

LbC in Charles Storer's hand (Adams Papers); internal address: “The Ambassador of France. / At the Hague—” APM Reel 108.


In this letter of 21 Jan. (Adams Papers), La Vauguyon indicates that he was sending a packet addressed to JA that he had found on his return to The Hague. No letters to “Mr: Jay”—whether it was to John or James is unclear—are mentioned, indicating that they may have been enclosed in the packet.