Benjamin Franklin Papers

Dumas to the American Commissioners, 19 May 1778: résumé

Dumas to the American Commissioners6

AL: Harvard University Library; AL (draft): Algemeen Rijksarchief

<The Hague, May 19, 1778, in French: From my letter of May 7–15 you will have learned of my progress in publicizing the friendly disposition of the United States. The Grand Pensionary has been most adroit. We believe that he shares our views; he has given copies of your letter in private to all the members of the provincial estates, and is waiting for a copy of the treaty of amity and commerce.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 138–41.

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