Papers of John Adams, volume 8

From Arthur Lee

From Robert Montgomery

From Muscoe Livingston, 17 June 1779 Livingston, Muscoe JA


From Muscoe Livingston, 17 June 1779 Livingston, Muscoe Adams, John
From Muscoe Livingston
Dear Sir L'orient 17 June 1779

Inclos'd is four letters which you was So obliging, as to tell Me you would take care of; the Letter for the Governor1 I will be thankfull to you, to deliver him, Should you have an opportunity Soon after your Arrival.

The other three, to be put into the post office. I most Sincerely wish you, a Safe and happy passage to America, and there be the happy instrument of Relieving us, from Much Mischief that Must follow, a continuanc of our preasent planns in this Country.

I have Mentioned to the Governor My intention of Staying here, untill I hear from My Freinds, and that, if any litle thing Should offer, wherein I can Render My Country any Service in this or any other Country that I shall be happy to have the Opportunity, of doing it; Should any thing therefore offer, I will beg leave to Solicit your Friendship Joined to his; and I beg leave to Assure You that it Shall be My Study to Merit your attention.

I am With Great Respect Dear Sir Your Most Ob H sr M Livingston2

RC (Adams Papers).


Possibly a letter to Gov. William Livingston of New Jersey, who forwarded to the congress on 27 Aug. a letter from MuscoƩ Livingston ( JCC , 15:1075).


On Livingston, see John Bondfield to the Commissioners, 13 Oct. 1778, note 5 (above).