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To Benjamin Franklin from Gérard de Rayneval, [before 24 October 1782]

From Gérard de Rayneval

Partial AL: Library of Congress

[before October 24, 1782]1

… [sous] les yeux de M. le Cte. de Vergennes.

Je desirerois fort, Monsieur, davoir un entretien avec vous et M. Jay, et vous m’obligeriez si vous vouliez me recevoir et me donner à diner avec lui jeudy prochain. J’attendrai votre réponse.

J’ai l’honneur dêtre avec un

M franklin

1On Oct. 24, a Thursday, Jay dined with BF at Passy and was surprised to find Rayneval there. (Afterwards BF explained to him that Rayneval had sent word that he would dine at Passy that day and would be glad to meet Jay there as well.) Rayneval asked them about their negotiations with Oswald, particularly on the questions of the Canadian border and the fisheries, and contested the American demands: Jay’s diary entry of Oct. 24, in Morris, Jay: Peace, pp. 449–50.

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