The American Commissioners to Gentlemen at Nantes
AL (draft):4 Massachusetts Historical Society; copies: Library of Congress, National Archives (two)
Passy Feb. 9. 1778. [i.e., 1779]
We have the Honour to inclose, you, a Letter just received from his Excellency the Comte De Vergennes,5 containing as We Suppose the final Answer of his Exellency, the Minister of Marine, to the6 applications, for a Convoy.
We wish you may be able to derive Advantage from it: & are with great Respect and Esteem, &c
Messrs John Lloyd &c
4. In JA’s hand.
5. Dated Feb. 6, above.
6. The phrase “the numerous Petitions and” was deleted, and “the” reinstated above the line.