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Versailles june 21st  friday Evening
My Dear Sir,
Having Nothing New to Communicate I will Remain this day at Versailles, and will Wait on Your Excellency in the Course of to morrow’s Morning— Mr. Grenville Has dined with Count de Vergennes, and is Going Again to write to London8—if this Goes on, at Least it Goes at A Moderate Gate— I Hope Your Health is Better, and Have the Honor to Be with Great Respect Your Affectionate ser and friend
Addressed: His Excellency / Mr. franklin A m p9 / Passy
8. Grenville wrote Fox that day about his conference with Vergennes. He confessed that in his embarrassment about the ambiguous nature of his powers he had “purposely avoided” seeing BF: Giunta, Emerging Nation, I, 434–5.
9. American minister plenipotentiary.