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LS : Harvard University Library <Versailles, April 26, 1778, in French: When the Boston arrived, the King’s order to treat American warships as those of an ally had not reached Bordeaux. Such ships must identify themselves when they enter harbor as men-of-war; private vessels never receive a salute.> Published in Taylor, Adams Papers , VI , 57–8.
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.> Published in Taylor, Adams Papers , VI , 180.
Copies: Library of Congress (two), Massachusetts Historical Society Je suis informé, Messieurs, que le Sr. Bersolle après avoir fait des avances assez considerables au Capitaine Jones commandant la fregate des Etats unis de l’Amerique le Ranger, s’est fait donner par ce Capitaine une lettre de Change dont vous avez refusé de faire acquitter le montant. Comme le Sr. Bersolle se trouve par là...
Two copies: Library of Congress J’ai l’honneur de vous communiquer, Monsieur, La Copie d’une Lettre que m’a ecrite M. Le Seurre Consul du Roi à Nice. Elle contient une demande qui Lui a été faite de La Part d’un Capitaine nommé Henri Botson qui se dit être fort connu d’un de vos Amis, et tres attaché aux E.U. de l’Amerique septentrionale. Vous etes, Monsieur, plus a portée que moi de juger des...
Two copies: Library of Congress J’ai appris aujourdhui, Monsieur, l’Arrivée de la fregate La Nymphe venant de Boston ou M. de Senneville est arrivé Le 5 May avec les deux Passagers. Je vous prie de me mander si vous avez reçû quelques Nouvelles. J’ai l’honneur d’etre, Monsieur avec une parfaite Consideration, Votre tres humble et tres obeissant serviteur The news was on its way, in...
LS : Harvard University Library; copies: Library of Congress (two), Massachusetts Historical Society <Versailles, June 20, in French: I have received a letter from M. Schweighauser asking about the disposition of the prizes taken by the Ranger and Providence . I am answering that the usual formalities, although handled amicably, should be observed, and am forwarding this information to you and...
LS : Harvard University Library On m’a remis, Messieurs, la Lettre que vous avez pris la peine de m’ecrire au sujet de la détention à Bordeaux de la Barque la Jane Capt. William Castle. Sur l’assurance que vous me donnez qu’elle apartient à un citoyen des Etats unis et qu’elle est destinée pour ce Pays, j’ai rendu compte au Roy de votre demande; et d’après l’aprobation de Sa M[ajest]é il va...
ALS : Harvard University Library <Versailles, July 5, 1778, in French: As I need Captain Jones for a certain expedition, I would like him to remain here. If this does not prove inconvenient, please leave him at my disposal, and give the command of his vessel to his second.> Published in Taylor, Adams Papers , VI , 265.
Copies: Library of Congress (two), Massachusetts Historical Society (two), National Archives (three); transcript: National Archives <Versailles, July 14, 1778, in French: The inhabitants of the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon may receive few or no supplies, and be in great distress, if some of the victualers I have sent are intercepted; and by the time we hear of it there will be no remedy....
Copies: Library of Congress (two), Massachusetts Historical Society <Versailles, July 15, 1778, in French: Among the English prisoners on Belle Isle, taken from ships in French ports, are two who say they are Americans, James Niggins of Charleston, and John Selby of Baltimore. They want to be freed and sent home. They were on the Hancock , they say, en route to Charleston from Nantes when an...