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Adams, John (1735-1826) to John Jay re: calling a conference preparatory to signing Treaty of Paris

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05610 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: [Paris] Hotel du Roi Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1783/02/02 Pagination: 1 p. + addr 11.5 x 18.3 cm

Summary of Content: An important letter written in the third person calling a meeting of the other ministers at his home the next day at 11. The points for discussion are passports for British and American vessels and preparations "for signature of the definitive Treaty." Adams has written the address leaf in French. With attractive red seal, and docket by John Jay.

Full Transcript: Paris 2 Feb. 1783
Mr Adams having Something of Consequence, to communicate to the American Ministers Plenipotentiaries for Peace, requests the Honour of His Excellency Mr Jays Attendance, with the other Ministers ...at Mr Adams's Lodgings, at Eleven O Clock, Tomorrow Morning. The Points to be considered are 1. Passports to be given to and received from the British Minister, for British and American Vessells [sic], and 2. Preparations for the Signature of the definitive Treaty, both upon the Propositions of the British Minister Plenipotentiary.

Hotel du Roi, Feb. 2. 1783

[address leaf:]
Mr Adams 2 Feb.1783

Alon Excellence
Monsieur Jay
Ministre Plenipotentiaire
Des Etats Unis de L'Amerique, pour la Paie
en Lon Hotel, D'Orleans

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People: Adams, John, 1735-1826
Jay, John, 1745-1829

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryDiplomacyTreatyPeaceGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsVice President

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