ALS: Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; copy:8 Library of Congress; transcripts: Massachusetts Historical Society, National Archives
Passy, May 4. 1782.
I have the honour to acquaint your Excellency, that Mr Oswald is just returned from London and now with me.9 He has deliver’d me a Letter from Lord Shelburne, which I enclose for your Perusal, together with a Copy of my Letter to which it is an Answer.1 He tells me, that it has been agreed in Council to treat at Paris, and to treat of a General Peace: and that as it is more particularly in the Department of Mr Fox to regulate the Circumstantials, a Gentleman (Mr Grenville) to be sent by him for that purpose, may be daily expected here. Mr Oswald will wait on your Excellency whenever you shall think fit to receive him. I am, with Respect, Sir Your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble Servant
His Excelly. the Count de Vergennes.
8. The copy and transcripts are in BF’s journal of the peace negotiations.
9. For BF’s discussions with Oswald see BF to JA, May 8, and BF’s journal of the peace negotiations.
1. BF to Shelburne, April 18, and Shelburne’s reply, April 28 (both above).