The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being the Letters of Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane, John Adams, John Jay, Arthur Lee, William Lee, Ralph Izard, Francis Dana, William Carmichael, Henry Laurens, John Laurens, M. Dumas, and Others, Concerning the Foreign Relations of the United States During the Whole Revolution; Together with the Letters in Reply from the Secret Committee of Congress, and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs. Also, the Entire Correspondence of the French Ministers, Gerard and Luzerne, with Congress, Band 2

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To James Lovell Passy September 30th 1779
77
To James Lovell Passy October 17th 1779
86
James Lovell to B Franklin Philadelphia February 24th 1780
93
To the Judges of the Admiralty at Cherbourg Passy May 16th
101
Count de Vergennes to B Franklin Versailles April 23d
110
W F Dumas Passy July 26th 1780
114
To James Lovell Passy August 10th 1780
121
Charles Vernon LieutenantGovernor of the Tower of London
127
James Lovell to B Franklin Philadelphia December 21st 1780
133
James Lovell to B Franklin Philadelphia May 9th 1781
151
To Major William Jackson Passy June 28th 1781
160
To Major William Jackson Passy July 5th 1781
166
John Adams to B Franklin Amsterdam October 4th 1781
172
William Alexander to B Franklin Paris December 15th 1781
185
Remarks on the Conciliatory Bill
193
Robert R Livingston to B Franklin Philadelphia January 23d
David Hartley to B Franklin London January 24th 1782
209
Robert R Livingston to B Franklin Philadelphia February 13th
215
Edmund Burke to B Franklin London February 28th 1782
221
England Mr Deanes discontents his vindication of Arnold
227
Robert R Livingston to B Franklin Philadelphia March 9th
228
John Adams to B Franklin The Hague March 26th 1782
235
To Robert R Livingston Passy March 30th 1782
239
To Robert R Livingston Passy April 8th 1782
242
David Hartley to B Franklin I ondon May 1st 1782
249
Robert R Livingston to B Franklin Philadelphia May 22d
256
Richard Oswald to B Franklin Paris June 5th 1782
263
To Robert R Livingston Passy June 25th 1782
267
JOURNAL
273
To Lord Shelburne Passy March 22d 1782
274
Notes for Conversation
282
To John Adams Passy April 21st 1782
288
To Count de Vergennes Passy May 4th 1782
295
To John Adams Passy May 8th 1782
296
To Lord Shelburne Passy May 10th 1782
302
Henry Laurens to B Franklin Ostend May 17th 1782
309
Lord Shelburne to B Franklin Whitehall May 28th 1782
319
Lord Shelburne to Richard Oswald Whitehall May 21st 1782
326
CORRESPONDENCE CONTINUED
346
To David Hartley Passy July 10th 1782
348
Lord Grantham to B Franklin Whitehall July 26th 1782
354
To Robert Morris Passy August 12th 1782
361
America
370
Robert R Livingston to B Franklin Philadelphia September
376
David Hartley to B Franklin Bath October 4th 1782
381
vantage of obtaining an acknowledgment from the States of Barbary
388
Explanation of the counter project of a treaty of amity and com
458
Plan of a treaty with Portugal
472
The Popes Nuncio to B Franklin
478
John Jay to B Franklin Passy September 11th 1783
482
To the President of Congress Passy September 27th 1783
488
To the President of Congress Passy December 25th 1783
494
To the President of Congress Passy December 26th 1783
500
David Hartley to B Franklin London March 2d 1784
501
Consular Convention
507
To Count de Mercy Argenteau Passy July 30th 1784
515
To the President of Congress Passy April 12th 1785
519
To Mr Grand banker at Paris Philadelphia July 11th 1786
525
Committee of Foreign Affairs to John Adams York in Pennsyl
537
To James Lovell Passy July 9th 1778
543
To James Warren Passy August 4th 1778
550
To the President of Congress Passy September 11th 1778
556
To the President of Congress Passy October 2d 1778
563
The Commissioners to John Paul Jones Passy June
570
To Samuel Adams Passy February 14th 1779
573
To Count de Vergennes Passy February 27th 1779
579
To the President of Congress Braintree August 3d 1779
585
To James Lovell Braintree August 13th 1779
598
To Samuel Huntington President of Congress Braintree October
602
Instructions for a treaty of peace with Great Britain
608
To the President of Congress Corunna December 16th 1779
615
To the Count de Vergennes Paris February 12th 1780
624
Genet First Secretary for the Department of Foreign Affairs
630
Genet to John Adams Versailles February 20th 1780
636
To Samuel Adams Paris February 23d 1780
640
To Dr Cooper of Boston Paris February 28th 1780
646
To the President of Congress Paris March 3d 1780
648
To Edmund Jennings Paris March 12th 1780
657
To the President of Congress Passy March 14th 1780
660
To the President of Congress Paris March 19th 1780
667
To the President of Congress Paris March 24th 1780
673
To the President of Congress Paris March 24th 1780
675
To the President of Congress Paris March 29th 1780
681
To Arthur Lee at LOrient Paris March 31st 1780
687
To the President of Congress Paris April 3d 1780
694
To the President of Congress Paris April 6th 1780
700
To William Carmichael Secretary of the American Embassy
710
To the President of Congress Paris April 8th 1780
712
To the President of Congress Paris April 10th 1780
716
To the President of Congress Paris April 14th 1780
722
de Sartine Paris April 16th 1780
729

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Seite 239 - ... been obtained under the form, as proposed by the representation, which I delivered to the secretaries of state, and, I make no doubt, will sincerely join my Lord...
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Seite 295 - Virginia; setting him at entire liberty to act in his civil or military capacity, until the pleasure of Congress shall be known, to whom is reserved the confirmation or disapprobation of this discharge, in case they have made, or shall intend to make, a different disposition. "Given at Passy, this 9th day of June, 1782. "B. FRANKLIN, "Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America to the Court of France" I did not well comprehend the Major's conduct in refusing this paper.

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