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To Benjamin Franklin from Vergennes, 5 May 1782

From Vergennes

Copy:3 Library of Congress

A Versailles le 5. May 1782.

J’ai reçu, Monsieur, la lettre que vous m’avez fait l’honneur de m’écrire le 4. de ce mois, ainsi que celles qui’y étoient jointes, je vous verrai avec plaisir avec vôtre ami demain matin a onze heures.4

J’ai 1 honneur d’ètre très sincerement Monsieur, vôtre très humble et très Obeissant Serviteur

(signé) De Vergennes.

M. Franklin.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3In BF’s journal of the peace negotiations.

4For BF’s account of Oswald’s discussions with Vergennes see BF’s journal of the peace negotiations. According to Vergennes, Oswald announced unofficially that George III was disposed to treat of a general peace, that he preferred negotiations be established in Paris, that the independence of the United States would not be an obstacle, and that Fox’s emissary would soon arrive to confirm all he had said: Vergennes to Montmorin, May 11, 1782, in Giunta, Emerging Nation, I, 385.

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