The American Commissioners to Ralph Izard
AL (draft): Massachusetts Historical Society; two copies: National Archives
Passi Octr. 13. 1778
We have the Honour of enclosing to you a Copy of M. de Sartines Answer to our Application in Support of your Demand of your Baggage taken on Board the Nile.2 We have agreable to your last Letter written again to Mr. De Sartine requesting him to Stop the Sale of the Things till you can make your Objections to their being lawful Prize.
The Hon. Mr Izard.
2. Sartine’s letter was of Oct. 7 but Izard, as he wrote the commissioners on Oct. 10, had already seen a copy.