Papers of John Adams, volume 6

Edmé Jacques Genet to John Adams: A Translation

To Patrick Henry

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To Elbridge Gerry

Passy, 9 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography , 4:149–150. Adams discussed Great Britain's shortsighted and self-defeating policy in refusing a just treaty and, as an example of Britain's self-deception and misunderstanding of America, pointed to a peace proposal, rejected out of hand, that sought to bribe American leaders by offering them peerages.

printed: (JA, Diary and Autobiography , 4:149–150).