The American Commissioners to Conrad-Alexandre Gérard
ALS: Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; copy:2 Harvard University Library
Passi March 4th. 1778.
Being desirous of a conference with you on a subject, that appears to us of importance;3 we shall be glad to meet you here, or at Versailles, as soon as may be convenient to you. We have the honor to be, with the greatest respect, Sir, Your most Obedient and most Humble Servants
Monsr Gerard Secretary to the Council of State.
Notation: 1778. Mars 4.
2. Both the ALS and copy are in Lee’s hand.
3. Official French recognition of the commissioners. See the note of BF and Deane to Lee above, March 3.