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John Bondfield to the American Commissioners, 23 June 1778: résumé

John Bondfield to the American Commissioners7

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<Bordeaux, June 23, 1778: Our only news is the official reception of the Marquis d’Almadovar.8 He leaves tomorrow for six days in Paris, and is not expected to reside long in London. No word of the Boston.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 232.

8Almodóvar, the new Spanish ambassador to St. James’s, was charged with discovering what Britain would offer Spain to remain neutral: Dull, French Navy, p. 114.

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