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Dumas to the American Commissioners, 9 September 1778: résumé

Dumas to the American Commissioners8

AL: Harvard University Library; AL (draft): Algemeen Rijksarchief

<The Hague, September 9, 1778, in French: The Assembly of Holland yesterday debated Amsterdam’s proposal opposing an increase in the size of the army. I will translate and send you a copy of the proposal. Mr. van Berckel criticized the Grand Pensionary and suggested I press him for an answer to your letter.9 I told him I could not do so without your orders. I await an answer to mine of the 4th. The Pensionaries of Harlem and Dort are two very capable men, good republicans and friends of our friend.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VII.

9Of April 10 in which the commissioners had promised to forward a copy of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce with France: see XXVI, 268.

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