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AL : Harvard University Library; AL (draft): Algemeen Rijksarchief <The Hague, May 19, 1778, in French: From my letter of May 7–15 you will have learned of my progress in publicizing the friendly disposition of the United States. The Grand Pensionary has been most adroit. We believe that he shares our views; he has given copies of your letter in private to all the members of the provincial...
ALS : American Philosophical Society <St. Malo, May 19, 1778, in French: At the end of last year I sent two expeditions to America, of which one arrived safely at Charleston in March. No news has come of the other, and I am extremely anxious. My ship is the Vicomte de Vaux , twenty-four guns and a crew of ninety commanded by the Sieur Donat de la Garde; she left Lorient on December 31 with the...
AL : American Philosophical Society It was supposed, and asserted here that no Treaty could be had with you , without mixing the French with it, who had no business to interfere at all with our and your affair, in our Opinion not. That Advice you gave me in your Letters of Feb. 1. and 12. of which you certainly have a copy (as several copies have been handed about of those Letters, I have...
ALS : University of Pennsylvania Library C’est demain que vous devez prononcer mon jugement à l’Académie. Permettez que je vous supplie de vous y trouver et de vouloir bien y être mon Mecène. Je suis dejà bien dédomagé du travail immense que j’ai fait par les témoignages de Protection dont vous avez eu la bonté de m’honnorer jusqu’à cette heure. Ils me font espérer que vous acheverez votre...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Mon Illustre confrère on fera demain mercredy à l’Académie le rapport du projet d’Etablissement de M. De La Blancherie. J’espere que vous n’avez pas oublié que vous êtes un des commissaires nommés pour en rendre compte à la compagnie. Vos collègues commissaires sont M. De Lalande M. De Condorcet et votre serviteur. Or il est d’usage que les Commissaires...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Since I had the pleasure of writing to you on the 21 Ult. nothing has come within my knowledge worth your notice. The kindness you have already shewn me encourages me to apply to you now matters begin to assume a dangerous aspect. A heedless speech imprudently supported by an Irish young man here, has not only occasioned his own banishment, but also an...