Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to Vergennes, 16 May 1778: résumé

The American Commissioners to Vergennes9

LS: Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; AL (draft): Massachusetts Historical Society; two copies: National Archives

<Passy, May 16, 1778: We received this morning your letter of the 13th about the Boston, and assure you that she is an American warship maintained at the expense of Congress. The King’s reply to the farmers general will, we assume, accord with international usage.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 123–4.

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