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Dumas to the American Commissioners, 16 June 1778: résumé

Dumas to the American Commissioners3

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<The Hague, June 16, 1778, in French: The enclosures were written yesterday and today, and a partial copy has gone to Mr. Lee in Vienna.4 The Grand Facteur has not returned the treaty, and may not until permission comes to send it on. He has written to his firm about the enclosed article.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 214–15.

4These enclosures, including a note by Dumas, deal with William Lee’s mission to Vienna and are summarized in ibid., p. 215 n. The originals in Dumas’ hand are in Lee Family Papers, reel 4, frames 662–3; with them are later extracts of his from Dutch diplomatic correspondence and a partial copy of his letter above of May 7–15.

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