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John Adams to William Short

30 Aug. 1785

Sir Grosvenor Square Westminster August 30: 1785

I have received your Favour of the 23. and I hope e’er this time the Baron has received Orders to Sign in both Languages. This is a favourite Point with me; but yet I would not make it a Sine qua non. I would urge it with decency, but give it up at last if it could not be avoided. our Treaty with France is in English and French. That with Holland is in English and Dutch, and neither made any objection to it.

I am Sorry you did not inclose me a List of the Errata: I have a Copy in both Languages, taken while you was here. I Should be obliged to you for a Copy by the next Post. My Regards to Mr Madam & Miss Dumas. I am too ill, of a violent Cold, to write him to day. I will Send his Letters to N. York by Mr Storer, who will Sail next Week. With great Esteem, I have the

Honour to be, Sir your most obedient / and most humble servant

John Adams.—

(DLC: William Short Papers).
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