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Sartine to the American Commissioners, 3 June 1778: résumé

Sartine to the American Commissioners8

Two copies: Library of Congress

<Marly, June 3, 1778, in French: I have your letter of May 16 and must decline your request for a frigate to protect ships sent to America by Basmarein & Raimbaux; His Majesty does not wish for the moment to detach any for private purposes.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 180.

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