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Dumas to the American Commissioners, 9 June 1778: résumé

Dumas to the American Commissioners8

AL: American Philosophical Society

<The Hague, June 9, 1778, in French: The enclosed will show that war in Germany may be expected any day. An anti-British pamphlet has recently appeared, dedicated to Mr. Franklin; it is badly done but has attracted many important readers. I and the Grand Facteur and the Grand Pensionary are all waiting for what I requested; do not be too long about sending it. What has been done already has strengthened our friends and discouraged our enemies; the latter, a few months ago, would not have allowed me to act with impunity. Let us continue as we have begun, and all will be well; Britain is losing its grip on the Netherlands.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 195–7.

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