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The American Commissioners to Gentlemen at Nantes, 9 February 1778 [i.e., 1779]

The American Commissioners to Gentlemen at Nantes

AL (draft):4 Massachusetts Historical Society; copies: Library of Congress, National Archives (two)

Passy Feb. 9. 1778. [i.e., 1779]


We have the Honour to inclose, you, a Letter just received from his Excellency the Comte De Vergennes,5 containing as We Suppose the final Answer of his Exellency, the Minister of Marine, to the6 applications, for a Convoy.

We wish you may be able to derive Advantage from it: & are with great Respect and Esteem, &c

Messrs John Lloyd &c

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4In JA’s hand.

5Dated Feb. 6, above.

6The phrase “the numerous Petitions and” was deleted, and “the” reinstated above the line.

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