Recipient: President of Congress
Recipient: McKean, Thomas
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[dateline] Amsterdam, 13 July 1781.
John Thaxter wrote this letter during John Adams' absence at Paris. It provided an English translation of a placard issued by the States of Utrecht on 4 July. The placard deplored the publication of “scandalous reflexions and malicious insinuations” against the Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and declared that henceforth anyone who composed, printed, or distributed such materials would be fined one thousand florins.