Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Vergennes, 5 May 1783

To Vergennes

LS:1 Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères

Passy, May 5. 1783


I have the honour to communicate to your Excellency herewith three Articles proposed between Mr. Hartley and the American Commissioners, respecting Commerce.2 He has sent them to his Court for their Approbation. I doubt their Obtaining it; But we shall see. I am with Respect, Sir, Your Excellency’s Most obedient & most humble Servant

B Franklin

M. le Comte de Vergennes.

1In the hand of L’Air de Lamotte. BF finished the complimentary close before signing.

2Above, April 29.

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