Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to [Vergennes], 19 April 1778: résumé

The American Commissioners to [Vergennes]1

LS:2 Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères

<Passy, April 19, 1778: We hear from Bordeaux and Nantes that high insurance rates and British captures create almost an embargo on shipping to America, which defeats the aim of the treaty. We earnestly request you to provide convoys.>

1Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 42.

2In WTF’s hand.

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