Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Vergennes, 6 July 1782

To Vergennes

ALS: Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères

Passy, July 6. 1782.


The State of Maryland being the last that acceded to the Confederation, & therefore esteemed by some the least hearty in the Cause, your Excellency may judge, by the Sentiments of the General Assembly of that State, as express’d in their Resolutions which I have the honour to send you enclos’d,9 what Reception any Propositions made by General Carleton for a separate Treaty in America, are likely to meet with from Congress.

I am, with great Respect, Your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble Servant

B Franklin

M. le Comte de Vergennes.

Endorsed: M. franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9The May 15 resolution which Livingston had sent BF with his May 22 letter, above. A copy is at the AAE.

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