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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Charles W. F. Dumas re: need to conclude a peace treaty (treaty of Paris)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03296 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Paris Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 December 1782 Pagination: 1 p. 21 x 17 cm

Summary of Content: Written as American Peace Commissioner in Paris. Dumas served as an American agent in the Hague. Requests a copy of G. Pownal's Pensees sur la Revolution &c. Adams writes "We cannot say whether we are to have Peace or not. I wish the definitive Treaty were Signed or the Negotiations broken off that I may return to you."

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Full Transcript: Paris Decr 24. 1782
Dear Sir
Will you be So good as to send me a Copy of the Pensees Sur la Revolution &c extraited from the Memorial of G. Pownal.- ...if it is not to be had in any of the Booksellers shops at the Hague, our Friend Mr Luzac, will let you know where to find one. a Gentleman here is very desirous of one, and I have promised him one if I can get it. Send it by the Post if you dont Soon find a private Hand. - Have you any News of my Son?
We cannot Say whether We are to have Peace or not. - I wish the definitive Treaty were Signed or the Negotiations broken off that I may return to you.
My Respects to your Family & to all our good Friends.
Yours affectionately
J. Adams.
Mr Dumas

283/Paris 24 Dec. 1782
S.E. Mr. Adams

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People: Adams, John, 1735-1826
Dumas, Charles

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyTreatyPeacePresidentLiterature and Language Arts

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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