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The Comte de Vergennes to Benjamin Franklin: A Translation, 9 January 1779

The Comte de Vergennes to Benjamin Franklin: A Translation

Versailles, 9 January 1779

I have received, gentlemen, the undated letter that you did me the honor to write.1 Rest assured that we will, as much as circumstances will permit, take its contents into consideration. You may rely on the sincere interest that the King takes in the prosperity of the United States. I have the honor to be very perfectly, gentlemen, your very humble and very obedient servant

De Vergennes

LbC (Adams Papers); Dft (Arch. Aff. Etr., Paris, Corr. Pol., E.-U., vol. 7).

1That this is the letter of [ante 9] Jan. (printed under the date [ante 20] Dec. 1778 – [ante 9] Jan. 1779, above), is indicated by the notation in the left margin of the draft: “[Atten]tion que le Roi donnera [à la] mesures contennu [à] le manifeste du deputés [Ang]lois en amerique.”

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