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Vergennes to the Commissioners, 4 May 1778

Vergennes to the Commissioners

Versailles, 4 May 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography description begins Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1961; 4 vols. description ends , 2:308 (French); 4:90 (JA’s translation). Vergennes announced that JA would be presented to Louis XVI on 8 May and invited the Commissioners to dine with him on that day.

For JA’s account of his presentation, see Diary and Autobiography description begins Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1961; 4 vols. description ends , 2:309–310; 4:92–93. JA informed Arthur Lee of Vergennes’ announcement and invitation in a letter of 5 May (MH-H: Lee Papers). The Commissioners acknowledged Vergennes’ letter and accepted his invitation in a letter to him of the 6th (Dft, PPAmP: Franklin Papers).

printed: (JA, Diary and Autobiography description begins Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1961; 4 vols. description ends , 2:309–310; 4:92–93).

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