John Adams

 

Advises Congress to Inform

 

all of Europe

 

of the

 

newly won Independence

 

(The Hague-June 27, 1784)

 

 

The letter was written to fellow signer of The Declaration of Independence,  Elbridge Gerry.   

 

"Congress will I hope, write a ..... letter to every Soverign of Europe......informing them  of the final establishment of their Independence and desiring to live in friendship.   These letters may be sent to your Ministers at Versailles,  the Hague,  or elsewhere,  or some to one and some to others,  under a Flying Seal of the United States and signed by President Lee."

 

then

 

Adams discusses the

 

protocol necessary

 

for the newly formed

 

United States and various

 

other countries

 

in creating the first

 

diplomatic and

 

commercial relationships.