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John Adams to the Marquis of Carmarthen

28 May 1785

My Lord. London May 28th. 1785—

I have received the Letter your Lordship did me the Honour to write me Yesterday, and have here inclosed a Copy of the Letter of Credence which I am directed by my Sovereign to present to his Majesty. I am so unfortunate as not to have any to the Queen: But I know the Sentiments of my Country and of Congress so well as to be sure that this is not owing to any want of Respect to her Majesty. probably it was merely the want of Information that there had ever been a Precident of it. I beg leave to propose to your Lordship, that the superscription should be "To his Majesty George the thirds, King of Great Britain France and Ireland Defender of the faith &c." if your Lordship should not disapprove of this, I should prefer it to the address of the United Provinces as being more respectful.

With great Respect I have the honour to be / My Lord, / Your Lordships / Most Obedient and / most Humble servt.

John Adams

MHi: Adams Papers.
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