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LS : Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; copy: Library of Congress The foregoing are the Articles requested by the States of Maryland & Virginia. If to these could be added Cloth, Linnen, Stockings, Shoes, & Hats for clothing 20.000 Men, and also ten thousand more Fusils, the whole addressed to the Congress, I am certain it would be a very seasonable & necessary Supply, as private...
Copy: Library of Congress I send you here with the best Copy I have of the address I mentioned to you. It was worn in the Carriage, but the Difficiency is supply’d from another. I request you would show it to M. le Comte de Vergennes and remark particularly the Sentiments express’d by the Congress, of the Alliance, and the absolute Unanimity with which the address passed. With great Esteem I...
LS : Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; copy: Library of Congress I received Yesterday Evening, in good Order the Packet you were so obliging as to send me, & which had been missing. I am sorry you have had any Uneasiness about it. I received also by the Hands of M. De Chaumont the Packet directed to Mr. Adams. With great Esteem, I have the honour to be Sir, Your most obedient &...
Copy: Library of Congress I thank you for your Care in sending my Packet which I received. I congratulate you most cordially on the safe return of your good Brother. The American News papers will give you the honourable Sentiments & Testimonies of Public Bodies with regard to him; inclos’d I send you those of my friends and Correspondents which I have extracted from their Private Letters to me...
ALS : Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères The Person who calls himself Dumont was with me yesterday Evening, bringing Notes to me from M. de Vergennes & M le Duc de Vauguyon. He said his Business was to solicit a Supply of 4000. Stand of Arms to be landed in the West of England, for the Use of the Petitioners who were become sensible that Petitioning signified nothing, and that...
Copy: Library of Congress Herewith you will receive the Letters you write for. But as I purpose to send them, or Copies of them, to the Congress, agreable to the Request of the Count de Vergennes, and have not yet had time to copy them; I suppose you will return them to me. I have the Honour to be &c Above, Aug. 4. On Aug. 7 Gérard de Rayneval wrote BF , enclosing three letters and promising...
Copy: Library of Congress I am honour’d with your Letter of this Day and shall accordingly take Care to be with M. le Comte de Vergennes before 10. o Clock on Saturday next. Be pleased to present my Respects to his Excellency, & belive me to be with perfect Esteem. Sir, Rayneval’s letter is missing. What transpired at the March 10 meeting is described in the notation to BF ’s March 6 letter to...
LS : Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; AL (draft): Library of Congress; copies: Columbia University Library, National Archives (two); presscopy: National Archives; incomplete copy: Library of Congress; transcript: National Archives I have examin’d the list of Supplies wanted in America which I received yesterday from you in order to mark as desired what may be most necessary to...
LS : Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; AL (draft) and copy: Library of Congress With this I send the Accounts of the Clothing that went in the Marquis de la Fayette; of which there is an Abridgement on a separate Paper. There went also in the same Ship 100 Tons of Saltpetre, about 1500 Barrels of Gunpowder, and the Remainder of 1500 Fusils, Part having been sent in the Ariel. With...
LS : Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; AL (draft): Library of Congress I have just received under Cover the inclosed Pacquet. I beg your kind Attention to the Papers I send herewith, relating to Passports. You will see by our latest Gazettes, which I inclose, a better Account of the Affair between the Marquis de la Fayette and Lord Cornwallis than we have hitherto had. Please to...