Dumas to the American Commissioners7
ALS: American Philosophical Society
<The Hague, August 18, 1778, in French: Nothing worthy of writing has occurred since I last wrote. I visit the French ambassador daily and, through him, received the Gazette de Yorktown8 that Mr. Franklin had entrusted the Chevalier [Georges Grand] to forward to me. Today’s Gazette de Leide is filled with its contents. I’m enclosing a copy of a letter I sent yesterday to Mr. van Berckel. My friends’ vessel has left.9>
7. Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 377–8.
8. The Pennsylvania Gazette, published in York during this period: Clarence S. Brigham, History and Bibliography of American Newspapers 1690–1820 (2 vols., Worcester, Mass., 1947), II, 933–4.
9. Dumas’ associates Hendrik Fynje and Jacob de la Lande; for their plan to send a ship to America see above, July 17. Dumas also enclosed a copy of a letter to van Berckel, described in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 378 n.