The American Commissioners to Sartine
AL (draft):9 Massachusetts Historical Society; copies: Library of Congress, National Archives (two)
Passy Jany. 19 1779
We beg your Excellencys Pardon for delaying the inclosed Paper So long.—We had the Honour of your Letter in Season, but by some Means or other it was, not attended to so Soon as it ought.1
His Excellency M. De Sartine.
9. In JA’s hand. One of the copies at the National Archives is in Ford’s hand.
1. The enclosures that might have offered a clue to Sartine’s letter are missing.