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Dumas to the American Commissioners, 21 July 1778: résumé

Dumas to the American Commissioners2

ALS: American Philosophical Society; AL (draft): Algemeen Rijksarchief

<The Hague, July 21, 1778, in French: I have just received, translated and delivered a German letter to the Grand Facteur. The States General have adjourned and the Prince3 is leaving for Los in Overyssel. No new instructions were given Count Welderen4 concerning the British capture of two Dutch ships carrying tobacco for Messrs. Hope who are on good terms with the British ministry. I am sending an article on the subject to the Courier du Bas-Rhin. The Grand Facteur has confirmed the capture of a British frigate by the French fleet.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 307–8.

3For the Grand Facteur, the Prince, and the States General see our annotation of Dumas to the commissioners, July 3.

4Jan Walraad, graaf van Welderen, Dutch minister plenipotentiary at the court of St. James: Repertorium der diplomatischen Vertreter, II, 245.

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