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To Benjamin Franklin from Vergennes, 2 February 1783

From Vergennes

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Vlles. [Versailles] le 2 fevr. 1783

M le Cte. de Vergennes a l’honneur d’envoyer à Monsieur franklin deux exemplaires des articles preliminaires de paix convenus entre le Roi et le Roi de la Grande Bretagne.8

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Signed on Jan. 20; see XXXVIII, 605n. Those preliminary articles had in fact been ratified by both governments, as Vergennes may have known; he and Fitzherbert exchanged ratified treaties the following day, Feb. 3: Courrier de l’Europe, XIII (1783), 91, issue of Feb. 11.

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