Benjamin Franklin Papers

Dumas to the American Commissioners, 19 December 1777

Dumas to the American Commissioners

Letterbook summary:5 Algemeen Rijksarchief, The Hague

Lahaie 19e. Dec. 1777

Repondu à la Lettre de Mr. A. Lee, du 8. Extrait de la Lettre de Mr. Stey[?] du 17. et de LLF [La Lande et Fynje] du 15. Messagers d’Etat envoyés dans les provinces et generalité &c.6

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5We have expanded his abbreviations. The names in the second sentence are virtually illegible.

6The States General, he wrote the committee for foreign affairs on the 19th, sent messengers to all the provinces, undoubtedly to carry the news of Saratoga and to suggest the probable consequences in Europe. Wharton, Diplomatic Correspondence, II, 451.

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