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Antoine-Raymond-Gualbert-Gabriel de Sartine to the American Commissioners, 26 April 1778: résumé

Antoine-Raymond-Gualbert-Gabriel de Sartine to the American Commissioners2

LS: Harvard University Library

<Versailles, April 26, 1778, in French: When the Boston arrived, the King’s order to treat American warships as those of an ally had not reached Bordeaux. Such ships must identify themselves when they enter harbor as men-of-war; private vessels never receive a salute.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 57–8.

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