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The American Commissioners to the President of Congress, 16 July 1778: résumé

The American Commissioners to the President of Congress

AL (draft): Massachusetts Historical Society

<Passy, July 16, 1778: We enclose a letter from M. de Sartine6 that we promised to communicate to Congress. We have no doubt—7>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6See the preceding document and Sartine’s letter of July 14.

7The draft, without the incomplete second sentence, is published in Butterfield, John Adams Diary, IV, 164. This letter, as explained there, was never sent; the commissioners decided to forward Sartine’s request along with their letter of July 20.

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