Papers of John Adams, volume 15

To the Comte de Sarsfield

To Benjamin Franklin

To the President of Congress, 13 September 1783 Adams, John
To the President of Congress

Paris, 13 Sept. 1783. RC and enclosure (PCC, No. 84, V, f. 201–214). LbC (Adams Papers); APM Reel 106. With this letter John Adams sent Congress a copy of the 2 Sept. Anglo-Dutch preliminary peace treaty, which he indicated he had just received and transcribed. The treaty arrived as an enclosure with a letter of 12 Sept. from Gerard Brantsen, one of the Dutch peace negotiators (Adams Papers). Brantsen apologized for the delay in sending Adams a copy, which he attributed to a misunderstanding on the part of his secretary.