Sartine to the American Commissioners8
Two copies: Library of Congress
<Marly, June 3, 1778, in French: I have your letter of May 16 and must decline your request for a frigate to protect ships sent to America by Basmarein & Raimbaux; His Majesty does not wish for the moment to detach any for private purposes.>
8. Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 180.