Vergennes to the American Commissioners1
LS: Harvard University Library; L (draft):2 Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères
<Versailles, April 29, 1778, in French: I passed on to M. Sartine your letter about convoys, and enclose his reply; you will, I am sure, be satisfied with the measures taken.3>
1. Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 73–4.
2. In the hand of Joseph-Mathias Gérard. He and his brother had directed bureaux of the foreign ministry (above, XXIII, 85 n), and after the elder left for Philadelphia the younger, now known as Gérard de Rayneval, assumed responsibility for American affairs.
3. They were to convoy American ships only until they were well clear of the European coast: Taylor, op. cit., p. 74 n.