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Papers of John Adams, Volume 16

February 1784 – March 1785

  • Descriptive List of Illustrations*
  • Introduction
    • 1. Minister at The Hague
    • 2. Joint Commissioner
    • 3. John Adams, Great Britain, and the Future
    • 4. John Adams and His Letterbooks
    • 5. Notes on Editorial Method
    • 6. Related Digital Resources
  • 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, February 1784 – March 1785
  • Appendix: List of Omitted Documents
  • Index
  • * Descriptive List of Illustrations
    • 1. Friedrich Wilhelm, Baron von Thulemeier, Prussian Minister to the Netherlands
    • 2. “Der Congress Erklärt die 13 Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerica für Independent. AM 4ten. July 1776,” by Daniel Chodowiecki, 1783
    • 3. Contract for the Second Dutch Loan, 9 March 1784
    • 4. Mason Locke Weems, by Albert Rosenthal, 1911
    • 5. Passport from the States General for Books, 2 July 1784
    • 6. Observations sur le Gouvernement et les Loix des États-Unis d’Amérique, by Gabriel Bonnot de Mably, 1784
    • 7. “Vue de Paris,” by John Trumbull, ca. 1786
    • 8. Joint Commission to Negotiate a Treaty of Amity and Commerce with Prussia, 12 May 1784
    • 9. John Frederick Sackville, 3d Duke of Dorset, British Ambassador to France, by Thomas Gainsborough, ca. 1782
    • 10. “The Sultan of Morocco Coming Out to Give Audience,” by Maurice Bagenal St. Leger Keatinge, 1816
    • 11. John Adams’ Commission as Minister to Great Britain, 24 February 1785

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