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The American Commissioners to Vergennes, 26 September 1778: résumé

The American Commissioners to Vergennes5

ALS:6 Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; AL (draft): Massachusetts Historical Society; two copies: National Archives

<Passy, September 26, 1778: Last evening we received your letter of the 24th and shall observe the rules prescribed by M. Necker. We also received your letter of the 25th; article 16 of the treaty of commerce applies to Mr. Izard’s goods as they were shipped before any declaration of war or at least within two months of the first appearance of war. We have referred him to M. de Sartine and following your advice will apply to that Minister ourselves as soon as possible.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VII.

6In JA’s hand and signed by him and Lee. A postscript in Lee’s hand reads, “NB. Dr Franklin is in the Country A. Lee.”

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