Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Dumas, 20 July 1778: résumé

To Dumas

Abstract: Parke-Bernet catalogue (1963)8

<Passy, July 20, 1778: Franklin notifies Dumas of the ratification at Versailles of the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce9 and authorizes him to “communicate the Treaty of Commerce to M. le Grand Pensionnaire.”1>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Session of December 3: p. 19 of catalogue 2235.

9See the preceding document.

1Three weeks earlier Dumas had shown the Grand Pensionary van Bleiswijk the treaty but had not permitted him to retain a copy: XXVI, 691–2.

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