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The American Commissioners to Ralph Izard, 25[–27] August 1778: résumé

The American Commissioners to Ralph Izard6

AL (draft): Massachusetts Historical Society; copies: National Archives (three), South Carolina Historical Society; two transcripts: National Archives

<Passy, August 25[–27], 1778: We will propose tomorrow to the count de Vergennes the subjects of the loan in Genoa and the interposition of His Majesty with the powers of Barbary. P.S.:7 The count de Vergennes gave us no encouragement in the affair of the loan. The other matter will be the subject of a proposed written memorial.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 394.

7Dated Aug. 27 and in Arthur Lee’s hand.

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