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Papers of John Adams, Volume 13

May–October 1782

  • Descriptive List of Illustrations*
  • Introduction
    • 1. The Business of Diplomacy
    • 2. John Adams and His Letterbooks
    • 3. Notes on Editorial Method
  • Acknowledgments
  • Guide to Editorial Apparatus
    • 1. Textual Devices
    • 2. Adams Family Code Names
    • 3. Descriptive Symbols
    • 4. Location Symbols
    • 5. Other Abbreviations and Conventional Terms
    • 6. Short Titles of Works Frequently Cited
  • Papers of John Adams, May–October 1782
  • Appendix: List of Omitted Documents
  • Index
  • * Descriptive List of Illustrations
    • 1. C. W. F. Dumas, American Agent at The Hague, by Isaak Schmidt, ca. 1783
    • 2. Jan Willink, Amsterdam Banker, by Pieter Frederik de la Croix, 1773
    • 3. Jacob van Staphorst, Amsterdam Banker, by Edme Quenedey, 1790
    • 4. Charles James Fox, British Foreign Secretary, by Thomas Day, 1787
    • 5. William Petty, 2d Earl of Shelburne, British Prime Minister, after Sir Joshua Reynolds, ca. 1764
    • 6. Dedication of Verzameling van de Constitutien to John Adams, 1782
    • 7. Gerard Brantsen, Dutch Envoy, by Benjamin Wolff, 1803
    • 8. Final Text of the Dutch–American Treaty of Amity and Commerce, [ante 6 September 1782]
    • 9. Truce Chamber, The Hague, by Jan Caspar Philips, before 1774
    • 10. Medal Commemorating Dutch Recognition of the United States, by Jean George Holtzhey, 1782
    • 11. Cipher, Francis Dana, 18 October [29 October n.s.] 1782

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