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William Bingham to the American Commissioners, 16 June 1778: résumé

William Bingham to the American Commissioners9

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<St. Pierre, Martinique, June 16, 1778: The General1 has been informed of the Franco-American treaty of alliance and commerce. If it changes the political or commercial system or relations with foreign powers, or binds the contracting parties to act in concert, I should know its terms so that in my small way I can co-operate as the American agent in the West Indies.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 212–13.

1The marquis de Bouillé.

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