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24 March 1778 Continental Congress, Foreign Affairs Committee to First Joint Commission at Paris Yorktown, 24 March 1778. FC (PCC, No. 79, I). This is Instruction No. 3, which probably ... 30 March 1778 — 30 June 1778 Adams, John Compte Courrant des Etats unis, par Messeiurs Franklin Lee et Adams, chez F. Grand ... 1 April 1778 Adams, John to President of Congress I have the Honour to inform Congress, of my Safe Arrival in this City in the Frigate Boston ...

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4 April 1778 Sonies, Louis, Père et Fils (business) to Gaillard Malibran & Cie (business) Bordeaux, 4 April 1778. RC (Adams Papers). A response to a recommendation of JA to the firm ... 6 April 1778 Bondfield, John to Adams, John Tho I write by this Post to the Commissioners I cannot Omit paying my perticular respects to ... 8 April 1778 Deane, Silas to Adams, John It is now two Years since I left America without the satisfaction of bidding You farewell, ... 9 April 1778 McIntosh, Peter to Adams, John You may recolect when Onboard the Boston that Captn. Tuckar promised me payment for my Chest ... 9 April 1778 — 24 August 1778 Adams, John ... 10 April 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Dumas, Charles William Frederic Passy, 10 April 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:44–46. Drafted by Benjamin ... 10 April 1778 Vernon, William Jr. to Adams, John After having consulted Persons who are well acquainted with the Commerce of both Bourdeaux ... 10 April 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris Upon Mature deliberation and the advise of Experienc'd Officers at this Port Captain Tucker ... 10 April 1778 Franklin, Benjamin to Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de We have the Honour to acquaint your Excellency, that Mr. Adams, appointed by the Congress to ... 11 April 1778 Tucker, Samuel to First Joint Commission at Paris These may serve to inform your Honours of my present Situation, and how far advance'd, in ... 13 April 1778 Franklin, Benjamin to Mercklé, Johannes P. Passy, 13 April 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:52. In replying to Mercklé's ... 13 April 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Ross, John Passy, 13 April, 1778. printedJA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:50–51. In replying to a letter ... 13 April 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Tucker, Samuel We duely received your Letter, dated at Bourdeaux the 1st. Instant, and congratulate you, on ... 13 April 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Williams, Jonathan Passy, 13 April 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:51. The Commissioners informed ... 13 April 1778 Coffyn, Francis to First Joint Commission at Paris Craving your referrence to the letter I had the honnor of writing to you yesterday, I take ... 14 April 1778 Champagne, J. C. to Adams, John Beg leave to Congratulate you on your Safe Arrival to Paris and on the Satisfactory ... 14 April 1778 Caille, Stephen d'Audibert to First Joint Commission at Paris Cadiz, 14 April 1778. RC (PPAmP: Franklin Papers). This letter, addressed to Franklin, ... 14 April 1778 Bondfield, John to Franklin, Benjamin Bordeaux, 14 April 1778. RC (PPAmP: Franklin Papers). Bondfield, still unaware that JA was ... 15 April 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Bondfield, John We had this Moment the Pleasure of your Letter of the 10. Instant. ...

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16 April 1778 Deane, Simeon to First Joint Commission at Paris I have the Pleasure to inform you of my arrival here yesterday in the Frigate Le Sensible ... 16 April 1778 Lovell, James to First Joint Commission at Paris This, with my affectionate wishes for your prosperity, may serve to acquaint you that ... 17 April 1778 Belton, Joseph to First Joint Commission at Paris Being unforunately, on a Voyge from Baltimore to Charles Town, in January last, disabled at ... 18 April 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris Yesterday Monsr. Le Comte de Fumel Governor of the Castle call'd at my Lodgings to inform me ... 18 April 1778 Williams, Jonathan to First Joint Commission at Paris Your Excellencies favour of the 13 Instant I have duely received. You may depend that I ... 19 April 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Conyngham, Gustavus We have received a Complaint from the remaining Part of your Officers and Crew, of an unfair ... 19 April 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Hodge, John William We find by our Bankers Account that you have received upwards of one hundred Thousand Livres ... 19 April 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de By sundry Letters from Merchants of Bourdeaux and Nantes, we are inform'd, that many ...

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21 April 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris Yesterdays post brought us advice of the Arrival of a Vessel belonging to this City from ... 21 April 1778 Platt, Ebenezer Smith to First Joint Commission at Paris To the Honorable Commissioners of the United States of America. ... 22 April 1778 Tucker, Samuel to Adams, John These with my respects to your Honnour. I am Very glad to hear of your Safe arrival at ... 22 April 1778 Tucker, Samuel to First Joint Commission at Paris These from your Humble Servent, acquainting your Honours that my Ship was finished Careening ...

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25 April 1778 Adams, John to President of Congress Having had so short Notice of this Opportunity, I can only have the Honour of writing a few ... 25 April 1778 MacCreery, William to Adams, John I had the pleasure lately to hear of your safe arrival at Paris, and that you were, on the ... 25 April 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris The Mainmast of the Boston was yesterday Surveyd and Condemnd unfit for Service. That no ... 25 April 1778 Tucker, Samuel to First Joint Commission at Paris I am sorry to Inform your Honours of my Situation, which is now lying with my mainmast out ...

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27 April 1778 Mercklé, Johannes P. to Adams, John I have the honor to note yours and Mr. Franklin Joint favour of the 13th Instant, but before ... 27 April 1778 Moylan, James to First Joint Commission at Paris I have only time to inform you that I have just received an account from Brest of the ... 28 April 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Bleiswyck, Pieter van We have the Honour of acquainting your Excellency, that the United States of North America, ... 28 April 1778 Bondfield, John to Adams, John I am honord with your favor of the 12 Instant. ... 28 April 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris Messrs. Palmes Livingston and Heywood arrived here the 25th by whom I was favor'd with the ...

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28 April 1778 Williams, Jonathan to First Joint Commission at Paris My last to your Excellencies was of the 18th Instant since which I am without any of your ... 29 April 1778 Adams, John to Tucker, Samuel I this Moment had the Pleasure of your Letter of the 22d Instant, and am much obliged to you ... 29 April 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, John I promise myself much from the eight or nine scrawls which I have sent to you since your ... 29 April 1778 Tucker, Samuel to First Joint Commission at Paris I received yours of the 15th Instant by Capt. Palmes with my Orders from your Honours of on ...

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30 April 1778 to First Joint Commission at Paris By the Gazettes which accompany this letter you will see that the Enemy are entering upon a ... 2 May 1778 Champagne, J. C. to Adams, John I had the honnor to Congratulate you the 14 Ultimo on Your Safe Arrival at Paris where I ... 2 May 1778 Frazer, Jonathan G. to Adams, John I understand there is some dispatches from the Governour and Council of Virginia lately come ... 2 May 1778 Gantier, John Guy to Adams, John The principles of Liberty which I have suckled in my earliest Education, and in the History ... 3 May 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Bersolle, Mr. Passy, 1778 May 3. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:88. Bersolle, a merchant at ... 3 May 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Moylan, James Passy, 3 May 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:88–89. The Commissioners ... 3 May 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Ross, John Passy, 3 May 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:89–90. Composed in two drafts, ... 4 May 1778 Moylan, James to First Joint Commission at Paris This morning arrived here the Schooner Milford Cap: Blackwell from Rapahanac River in ... 4 May 1778 Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de to First Joint Commission at Paris Versailles, 4 May 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 2:308 (French); 4:90 (JA's ...

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5 May 1778 Dowse, Nathaniel to First Joint Commission at Paris On the 14th April 1777 I sailed from Virginia Commander of the Ship Mercer belonging to ...

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7 May 1778 Sarsfield, Guy Claude, Comte de to Adams, John The Bearer is a Surgeon whom I take the liberty of recommanding to you. He wishes very much ...

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8 May 1778 Hyslop, William to Adams, John Mr. Hyslop presents his respectfull Compliments to Mr. Adams and takes the freedom to ... 8 May 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris Since I had the honor to write you the 2d Instant there are arrived at this port two ships ... 8 May 1778 Lee, William to First Joint Commission at Paris Frankfort on the Main, 8 May 1778. printed:William Lee, Letters, 2:429–430. Lee reported ... 8 May 1778 Simpson, Thomas to First Joint Commission at Paris Its extremely disagreeable to me, that my first address to you, shou'd be on such an ... 9 May 1778 Tucker, Samuel to Adams, John These with my Regards to your Honour, acquainting you of my receiving your kind Epistle by ... 9 May 1778 Jones, John Paul to First Joint Commission at Paris I have the honor to acquaint you that I arrived here last Night and brought in with me the ...

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11 May 1778 Williams, Jonathan to First Joint Commission at Paris Your Excellencies are before this Time informed of the Gallant Action performed by Capt. ... 12 May 1778 Adams, John to Vernon, William Jr. Passy, 12 May 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:96–97. Replying to Vernon's ... 12 May 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris Yesterday came into this Port the Brig Peggy Captain Kelly from No. Carolina. She has on ...

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13 May 1778 Lee, Richard Henry to Adams, John Our public letter does not leave me much to add, but friendship will not suffer me to let ...

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14 May 1778 Adams, John to MacCreery, William Passy, 14 May 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:98–99. Replying to MacCreery's ... 14 May 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:99–100. The Commissioners requested that they be ... 14 May 1778 Heath, William to Adams, John The French Frigate Nimphe Commanded by the Chevalier Senneville returning directly to France ... 14 May 1778 Continental Congress, Foreign Affairs Committee to First Joint Commission at Paris Our Affairs have now a universally good appearance. Every thing at home and abroad seems ... 15 May 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, John I find it impossible to write to you at this Time so fully as I wish being greatly overplied ... 15 May 1778 Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de to First Joint Commission at Paris Versailles, 15 May 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:100–101. This letter and ... 16 May 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Messrs. Basmarine, Raimbeaux and Co. having represented to Us, that they have applied to ... 16 May 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de We had this Morning the Honour of receiving your Excellency's Letter of the 13. Instant ... 16 May 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, John As I hinted to you in my letter of yesterday, which goes by a different Vessel from what ... 16 May 1778 Vernon, William Jr. to Adams, John I had the honour of writing you a letter on the tenth of April, in which I informed you of ... 16 May 1778 Continental Congress, Commerce Committee to First Joint Commission at Paris This will be accompanied with a Contract entered into between John Baptist Lazarus Theveneau ... 16 May 1778 Jones, John Paul to First Joint Commission at Paris As there is an appearance that the Sales of the Rangers prizes will be greatly protracted ... 17 May 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Grand, Ferdinand It is our desire that you accept no Bills nor pay any money out of the funds which are or ... 17 May 1778 Lee, Arthur to Franklin, Benjamin Being too much indisposd to come to Passi this morning, and thinking the subjects of the ... 18 May 1778 Franklin, Benjamin to American State Officials Paris, 18 May 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:102; ordered printed by the ...

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18 May 1778 Dupont de Lens to Adams, John Under the auspices of my friend Mr. Recules de Basmarin I take the Liberty of addressing ... 18 May 1778 Stenger, Christian to First Joint Commission at Paris The Humble Petition of Christian Stenger and William Stragham Showed that Your Petitioners ... 18 May 1778 Williams, Jonathan to First Joint Commission at Paris My last informed your Excellencies of my Arrival at this place from Morlaix and my Motives ... 19 May 1778 Laurens, Henry to Adams, John Will you permit me to congratulate with you upon the favorable appearances in our American ...

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20 May 1778 Adams, John to Fleury, François Louis Teissèdre de Passy, 20 May 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:104. In his reply to Fleury's ... 20 May 1778 Vernon, William Sr. to Adams, John The preceeding is Copy of my last, via Bilboa. I have noted, that we have run out the Warren ... 21 May 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Samuel Passy, 21 May 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:106–108. Adams commented on, ... 22 May 1778 Franklin, Benjamin to Massachusetts General Court Passy, 22 May 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:110. Citing the usual practice ...

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24 May 1778 Adams, John to Continental Congress, Commerce Committee Passy, 24 May 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:111–112. John Adams described the ... 25 May 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Bondfield, John Passy, 25 May 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:116. Replying to Bondfield's ... 25 May 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Jones, John Paul Passy, 25 May 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:112–114. Responding to Jones' ... 25 May 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Schweighauser, John Daniel Passy, 25 May 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:115. Drafted by Adams, this ... 25 May 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Williams, Jonathan Passy, 25 May 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:114–115. Replying to Williams' ... 25 May 1778 Simpson, Thomas to First Joint Commission at Paris I addressed you on the 8th. of this Instant on a very disagreeable affair, not recieving any ... 26 May 1778 Vernon, William Sr. to Adams, John The Two foregoing Letters are Copys, thinking it necessary to transmit at least Three Copys ... 27 May 1778 Tucker, Samuel to Adams, John I am ready for Sea and waiting for a wind after a teadious fatigueing Jobb. I heartily ... 27 May 1778 Jones, John Paul to First Joint Commission at Paris I have now to fulfil the promise made in my last by giving you an Account of my late ... 28 May 1778 Continental Congress, Commerce Committee to First Joint Commission at Paris You will receive this by Thomas Read Esqr who was Captain of the Frigate Washington but is ... 29 May 1778 Bingham, William to First Joint Commission at Paris I have done myself the Honor of writing Several Letters to Congress upon the Subject of ... 29 May 1778 Trumbull, Jonathan to First Joint Commission at Paris This will be handed to you by Capt. Robert Niles (Commander of the Schooner Spy own'd by ... 30 May 1778 Hall, Elijah to First Joint Commission at Paris The Petition and Remonstrance of Us the Subscribers Officers of the american continental ... 1 May 1778 — 31 May 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, John In aid to your scrutiny after the real robber of the Commissioners Dispatches, I send what I ...

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3 June 1778 Adams, John to Bondfield, John Passy, 3 June 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:126. Adams acknowledged ... 3 June 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Jones, John Paul Passy, 3 June 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:123–124. The Commissioners, as a ... 3 June 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Passy, 3 June 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:125–126. Protesting duties ... 3 June 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Simpson, Thomas Passy, 3 June 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:124. This letter informed ... 3 June 1778 Hall, Elijah to Franklin, Benjamin I request your Honours Favour in behalf of the Officers and Men, that you would point out ... 3 June 1778 Jones, John Paul to First Joint Commission at Paris Your letter of the 25th Ultimo I received by Yesterdays post: I frankly ask your pardon for ...

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3 June 1778 Ranger, crew of to First Joint Commission at Paris To the honourable the Commissioners of the United States of North America, the Petition of ... 4 June 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Bondfield, John Passy, 4 June 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:127. Replying to letters (not ... 4 June 1778 — 6 June 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to North, Frederick, Lord Passy, 4 or 6 June 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:127–128; not sent. The ... 6 June 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Schweighauser, John Daniel Passy, 6 June 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:129. The Commissioners, in reply ... 6 June 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Whipple, Abraham Passy, 6 June 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:128–129. The Commissioners ... 6 June 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris I am not favord with any of your Commands since the 18th Ultimo. All the advertizements ... 6 June 1778 Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de to First Joint Commission at Paris Marly, 6 June 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:129–130 (JA's English ... 7 June 1778 Warren, James to Adams, John We are yet in A State of Uncertainty whether you are Arrived in France or England, and ... 8 June 1778 Adams, John to Genet, Edmé Jacques I do myself, the Honour to transmit you a Small Bundle of Newspapers, for your Perusal, out ... 8 June 1778 Genet, Edmé Jacques to Adams, John The News papers you So kindly transmit me will be carefully perus'd and will afford, I dare ... 8 June 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, John I fear I omitted to send the Resolve of May 5th. with 3 past Packets. I shall be vexed if it ... 8 June 1778 Warren, James to First Joint Commission at Paris Agreeable to the directions of the Honorable Marine Committee, We have provided the Scooner ...

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10 June 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Jones, John Paul Passy, 10 June 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:135. The Commissioners requested ... 10 June 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Schweighauser, John Daniel Passy, 10 June 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:134–135. The Commissioners, ... 10 June 1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee to First Joint Commission at Paris There is wanted for A fifty Six Gun Ship now building at Portsmouth in the State of New ...

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13 June 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris I took the liberty to draw on your honors as the most assured means to obtain a certainty of ... 14 June 1778 Archer, Henry Waldegrave to First Joint Commission at Paris I presume to trouble you with the communication of my design to enter into the army, and ... 15 June 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Passy, 15 June 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:135–137. The Commissioners, in ... 15 June 1778 Sayre, Stephen to Adams, John As my information is only from the public papers, I am left in uncertainty whether I am ... 15 June 1778 Whipple, Abraham to First Joint Commission at Paris Had the honour of Recieving your Letter per Capt. Jones, beg leave to mention there are no ... 16 June 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Jones, John Paul Passy, 16 June 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:137–138. Jones was ordered to ...

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16 June 1778 Bingham, William to First Joint Commission at Paris It is a long time Since I have had the honor of receiving any of your Commands, and am the ... 16 June 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris I had the Honor to write you the 13.13 and 14th Instant. Mr. Emery receiv'd letters from ...

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17 June 1778 Bradford, John to Adams, John After a tedious Suspension, our fears being greatly Alarm'd at your not being Arriv'd after ... 18 June 1778 Coffyn, Francis to First Joint Commission at Paris I take the liberty to crave your referrence to the letter I had the honnur of writing to you ...

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19 June 1778 Coffyn, Francis to First Joint Commission at Paris I had the honnor of writing to you yesterday referring to my letter of 8 instant which I beg ...

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20 June 1778 Lee, Richard Henry to Adams, John Our enemies at N. York had contrived to distress us a good deal by a publication that the ... 20 June 1778 Moore, William to First Joint Commission at Paris Your Petitioner Humbly Sheweth that being a native of the States of New Jersey one of the ...

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21 June 1778 Adams, Samuel to Adams, John Although we are exceedingly pressd with publick Business at this Juncture, I cannot omit the ... 21 June 1778 Lee, Richard Henry to First Joint Commission at Paris The British Commissioners have arrived and transmitted their powers and propositions to ... 22 June 1778 Castle, Joy to First Joint Commission at Paris Your petitioner is Come from Irland to Bordeaux to procure American papers to procead with a ... 22 June 1778 Powers, Pierce to First Joint Commission at Paris I would beg leave to inform You that in the Action with the Drake Sloop of War on the 24th ... 23 June 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Schweighauser, John Daniel Passy, 23 June 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:140–141. The Commissioners, ... 23 June 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris We are without any object Interesting other than the Eclat with which Le Marquis D'Almadova ... 23 June 1778 Amiel, Peter I, Peter Amiel, do acknowledge the thirteen United States of America, namely New Hampshire, ... 25 June 1778 Ford, Hezekiah to First Joint Commission at Paris As Mr. Ross, a Gentleman of Pennsylvania, has been kind enough to offer me a Passage on ... 26 June 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Coffyn, Francis Passy, 26 June 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:142–143. The Commissioners left ... 27 June 1778 Williams, John to Adams, John Tho I have not the honor of a Parsonal acquaintance yet from your high Station and ... 27 June 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris The Engagement of La Belle Poule is esteem'd at this port as a prelude to the declaration. ...

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27 June 1778 Whipple, Abraham to First Joint Commission at Paris In my last letter I had the pleasure of Acquainting you, that it was in my power to take ... 29 June 1778 Moylan, James to First Joint Commission at Paris The Frigate Oiseau who convoyed a Virginia Schooner out of the Bay which I dispatched from ... 30 June 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris A vessel Arrived yesterday from Louisiana confirms the Accounts received from them parts of ... 30 June 1778 Coffyn, Francis to First Joint Commission at Paris I take the liberty to crave your referrence to the letter I had the honnor of writing to you ... 30 June 1778 Ford, Hezekiah to First Joint Commission at Paris By Capt. Turner, who left South Carolina the Beginning of May, I have the Happiness to ... 30 June 1778 — 8 August 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris Doit Compte courrant des Etats unis par Messieurs Franklin Lee et Adams chez F. Grand ... 1 July 1778 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John After various Reports of the Capture of the Boston by a British Cruizer, and of her being ... 1 July 1778 Warren, James to Adams, John I have wrote you several long Letters since you left us, some of which you will doubtless by ... 2 July 1778 Whipple, Abraham to First Joint Commission at Paris The honour of your Letter bearing date the 23d June, had the pleasure of Recieving on the ...

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3 July 1778 Jones, John Paul to First Joint Commission at Paris Being informed from good authority that the Minister desired much to converse with me on a ... 3 July 1778 Simpson, Thomas to First Joint Commission at Paris I am to Acknowledge the receipt of your favor from Passi of the third of last month, for ... 3 July 1778 Tucker, Samuel to First Joint Commission at Paris These may Serve to acquaint your Honours of my arrival at this port, after a short Cruze of ... 3 July 1778 Williams, Jonathan to First Joint Commission at Paris Agreeable to your verbal order I have given Directions to stop the Reparation of the Arms at ... 4 July 1778 MacCreery, William to Adams, John Last night arrived here from Baltimore the Brigantine Saratoga, Captn. Murray, who has ... 4 July 1778 Tucker, Samuel to Adams, John These will be handed you by Musco Livingston Gentleman my 2d Lewt. Who now must Leave me on ... 4 July 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris The Union Cap. Barry arriv'd the 2 Instant from Edenton which place he left the 6th June. I ... 4 July 1778 — 5 July 1778 Jones, John Paul to First Joint Commission at Paris Plan for expeditions submitted to the American Plenipotentiaries and to the French minister ... 5 July 1778 Lee, Arthur to Adams, John I enclose you my Copy of Capt. Jones's Instructions. My opinion is that in quitting his Ship ...

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7 July 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris Yesterday arrived from Edenton the Sloop Sally Cap Norton which place he left the 6th June. ... 7 July 1778 Coffyn, Francis to First Joint Commission at Paris I had the honnor of writing to you fully the 5th instant, to which I beg leave to refer you. ...

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8 July 1778 Moylan, James to First Joint Commission at Paris The day before yesterday two of Captain Tuckers prizes arrived here, one of which is loaded ...

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9 July 1778 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge Passy, 9 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:149–150. Adams discussed Great ... 9 July 1778 Adams, John to Henry, Patrick Passy, 9 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:153–154. Adams stated that Lee ... 9 July 1778 Adams, John to Lovell, James Passy, 9 July 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:148–149. Adams announced the ... 9 July 1778 Genet, Edmé Jacques to Adams, John Here inclos'd I have the honour to return you the letter you trusted me so obligingly. ... 9 July 1778 Coffyn, Francis to First Joint Commission at Paris I beg leave to refer you to the letter I had the honor of writing to you yesterday. This ... 9 July 1778 Grinnell, Richard to First Joint Commission at Paris I would Inform you that on the 28th of August Last I a Rived heare from London I had att ... 10 July 1778 Adams, John to Heath, William Passy, 10 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:156–158. Adams reported the ... 10 July 1778 Adams, John to MacCreery, William Passy, 10 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:155–156. Adams discussed ... 10 July 1778 Franklin, Benjamin to Grand, Ferdinand We agree that the Bills drawn on you, by Mr. Williams, and paid by you according to the list ... 10 July 1778 Genet, Edmé Jacques to Adams, John I have receiv'd the papers you Sent me, and will make a proper use of them as soon as ... 10 July 1778 Hodge, William to First Joint Commission at Paris By Yesterdays' Post I had the honor of receiving your Letter of the 19th of April. What ... 11 July 1778 Reed, Benjamin to First Joint Commission at Paris Whereas Jerome Cazneau, Serjeant of Marines, on board said Ship, on her Arrival in said ... 12 July 1778 Adams, John to Genet, Edmé Jacques There are Reasons to believe, that the Story of Commissioners appointed by Congress to meet ... 12 July 1778 Tucker, Samuel to First Joint Commission at Paris Since my Arrival at this Port, I have been much troubled with those Frenchmen I enter'd at ... 13 July 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Coffyn, Francis Passy, 13 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:159–160. In reply to Coffyn's ... 13 July 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Tucker, Samuel Passy, 13 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:160. The Commissioners advised ... 13 July 1778 Genet, Edmé Jacques to Adams, John I hope to make a proper use of your observations in the relation to the pretended nomination ... 14 July 1778 Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de to First Joint Commission at Paris Versailles, 14 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:161 (JA's English ... 14 July 1778 Tucker, Samuel to First Joint Commission at Paris I received a Letter from Mr. Livingston of the 8th. Instant wherein he informs me that their ... 15 July 1778 Lee, Arthur to Adams, John I am so unwell to-day that I cannot stir out. Will you have the goodness to expedite what is ... 15 July 1778 Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de to First Joint Commission at Paris Versailles, 15 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:161–162 (JA's English ... 16 July 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Passy, 16 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:164. The Commissioners told ... 16 July 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Schweighauser, John Daniel Passy, 16 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:163. The Commissioners notified ... 16 July 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Whipple, Abraham Passy, 16 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:162–163. The Commissioners ... 16 July 1778 Greenleaf, Thomas to Adams, John Pardon the presumption of addressing you in this manner at this unhappy Crisis of my life. ... 16 July 1778 Rutledge, Edward to Adams, John The State of South Carolina, desirous of protecting her Trade, with as little Burthen to the ... 17 July 1778 Adams, John to Genet, Edmé Jacques In your forty Eighth Number of Affairs de L'Angleterre et de L'Amerique I find, in Page ... 17 July 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de We herewith communicate to your Excellency a Resolution of Congress relative to the ...

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17 July 1778 Williams, Jonathan to First Joint Commission at Paris I am highly sensible of the Confidence you honour me with by your Approbation of my Drafts ... 18 July 1778 Sargeant, William Hill to First Joint Commission at Paris Having lately Arrived in a Very fast Sailing Vessell from the State of Virginia whose Owners ... 18 July 1778 Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de to First Joint Commission at Paris Versailles, 18 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:166–167 (JA's English ... 20 July 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to President of Congress Passy, 20 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:168–170; also, with “The ...

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21 July 1778 Livingston, Muscoe to First Joint Commission at Paris I arrived here Last night, deliverd my letters to Capt. Whippie, and shall have his ... 22 July 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de We have the Honour of your Excellencys Letters of July the 15th, and 18th. ... 22 July 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Trumbull, Jonathan We received your Excellencys Letter of May 29, by Captain Niles, with the Dispatches from ... 22 July 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Tucker, Samuel We have received your Letters relative to the Disputes between two of your Officers and some ... 23 July 1778 Franklin, Benjamin to President of Congress We have just received a Message from Monsr. Le Comte De Vergennes, by his Secretary, ...

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25 July 1778 Adams, John to Cushing, Thomas I had this Day the Pleasure of your Letter by Captain Barnes, of June 9. I did myself the ... 25 July 1778 Adams, John to Lee, Richard Henry Passy, 25 July 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:171–172. In this letter, the ... 25 July 1778 MacCreery, William to Adams, John Your favor of 10th. Instant did not reach me 'till this moment. I thank you kindly for your ... 26 July 1778 Adams, John to Lovell, James Your favours of May 16 and 25 by Captain Barnes reached me Yesterday. These with those by ... 26 July 1778 Adams, John to Warren, James Yours of 7 June by Captain Barnes fortunately reached me, Yesterday. I was much Surprised, ... 27 July 1778 Adams, John to Laurens, Henry I thank you, my dear sir for your kind Congratulations, on the favourable Appearances in our ... 27 July 1778 Adams, John to Vernon, William Sr. Your Letter of 26 May with Duplicats of those of 9 March and 20 May, arrived safe at Passy ... 27 July 1778 Simpson, Thomas to First Joint Commission at Paris I wrote you from Nantes that I had arrived there, and was to take my passage for America in ... 28 July 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Samuel The Sovereign of Britain and his Council have determined to instruct their Commissioners to ...

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29 July 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Continental Congress, Commerce Committee We have the Honour of your Letter of 28 May by Captain Reed. We are rejoiced at the Arrival, ... 29 July 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Continental Congress, Foreign Affairs Committee We have the Honour of your Letters of May 14. and 15. We congratulate you on the general ... 29 July 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Navy Board for the Eastern Department We have received your Favour of the Eighth of June, by the Hand of Captain Barns of the ... 29 July 1778 Ayres, John to First Joint Commission at Paris I arived Yesterday in 26 days from Boston, with a packet for Your Excellencys With Positive ... 29 July 1778 Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de to First Joint Commission at Paris Versailles, 29 July 1778. LbC (Adams Papers, French text of both letter and enclosure). For ... 31 July 1778 Adams, John to MacCreery, William I thank you for your favours of 25 and 27. the last of which I recived this Moment. The ... 1 July 1778 — 31 July 1778 Ogden, Titus to First Joint Commission at Paris Pardon the freedom I take in thus addressing your honours unknown but as an American I trust ... 1 August 1778 Adams, John to Genet, Edmé Jacques M. Adams is not able to inform Monsieur Genet, the precise Date of the inclosed Law. It was ...

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1 August 1778 Moylan, James to First Joint Commission at Paris The Frigate Boston saild this morning with her three prizes. Captain Tucker happend ... 2 August 1778 Jones, John Paul to First Joint Commission at Paris Captain Jones begs the Commissioners to oblige him with Copies of the following letters—or ...

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4 August 1778 Adams, John to Warren, James Your kind Favor of July 1st. was brought here Yesterday from Bordeaux where Capt. Ayres has ... 5 August 1778 Adams, John to Lee, Richard Henry Your Letter of the 20 June, by Captain Ayrs from Boston had a quick Passage. She Sailed on ... 6 August 1778 Jones, John Paul to First Joint Commission at Paris By a resolve of Congress the Seamen who engaged to Serve in the Ranger under my Command were ... 7 August 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Samuel I had a few days ago the Pleasure of your Letter of the 21. of June, which is the only one ... 7 August 1778 Lee, Arthur to Adams, John Mr. Lee's compliments to Mr. Adams. Mr. Lee has over and over again written to Mr. Williams ... 9 August 1778 MacCreery, William to Adams, John I this day received the Letter which you did me the Honor to Write me under the 31st. Ultimo.... 9 August 1778 — 12 November 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris ... 10 August 1778 Franklin, Benjamin to Jones, John Paul We do not think ourselves authorized to give any Orders concerning the Deductions to be made ...

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11 August 1778 Dobrée, Peter Frederick to First Joint Commission at Paris My Father in law has just now comunicated me the Honble. Mr. Lee's Letter of the 4 Instant ... 12 August 1778 Adams, John to Bradford, John Your favour of 17 June is before me. I thank you, sir for your kind Congratulations on my ... 12 August 1778 Adams, John to Cooper, Samuel Your kind favour of July 1st. is before me, and I feel myself much obliged to you for it, as ... 13 August 1778 Lee, Arthur to Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Your Excellency s Letter of the Twenty ninth of July, inclosing a Plan for a System of ... 14 August 1778 Adams, John to President of Congress I have the Honour to inclose to Congress a few of the public Papers, which contain all the ...

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14 August 1778 Adams, John to Genet, Edmé Jacques I Have the Honour of yours of the 14. ... 15 August 1778 Jones, John Paul to First Joint Commission at Paris I have now been five days in this place since my Arrival from Passy—during which time ... 16 August 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris Captain Ayres I have found in a very ill State of Health and apprehend he will not be able ...

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17 August 1778 Moylan, James to First Joint Commission at Paris The Brig Lady Washington Cap: Rowntree arrived here yesterday from James River Virginia ... 18 August 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de We embrace this first opportunity to answer the Letter, which your Excellency did Us the ...

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18 August 1778 Ross, John to First Joint Commission at Paris I did myself the honour to Address You, on the 16th and 23d. Ultimo —Not on business of my ... 19 August 1778 Adams, John to MacCreery, William I thank you for your favour of the 8th. I believe my Letters to you, were carried faithfully ... 19 August 1778 Whipple, Abraham to First Joint Commission at Paris I had the pleasure of writing you July 31 from Paimbeufe where I had been wind bound for ... 21 August 1778 Adams, John to President of Congress I have the Honour to inclose to congress, the last Gazettes and a Plann of the various ... 22 August 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Jones, John Paul Your Letter from Brest of August the 15th is before us, and We are very sorry to hear that ... 22 August 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Jones, John Paul We have received your Letter of the 16th. and have written to Captain Whipple to appoint a ... 22 August 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Schweighauser, John Daniel We received yours of the 18 Instant. Mr. Bersoll has already been informed that he must send ... 22 August 1778 Finlay, George to First Joint Commission at Paris This to inform your honouers we perisoners was Taken By Capt. Tucker Commander of the Boston ... 24 August 1778 Livingston, Muscoe to First Joint Commission at Paris My having been very unwell ever Since Capt. Tuckers departure from this place, has prevented ...

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24 August 1778 Smith, James to First Joint Commission at Paris This is to inform you that when I arrived at Calis the 4th of May 1778 I had part of my ... 25 August 1778 Izard, Ralph to First Joint Commission at Paris In a Letter which I have lately received from Florence, and which I have had the honour of ... 25 August 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Izard, Ralph We have the Honour of your Letter of this Days Date, and shall give the earliest Attention ... 25 August 1778 Barnes, Thomas to Adams, John Nothing gives me greater concern, than to be under, The Necessity of troubling you with a ... 25 August 1778 Read, Thomas to First Joint Commission at Paris I Received yours by Capt. Barns. I have been So unwell that I have not been out of my Room, ... 26 August 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris Last Evening Arrived at this Port a prize Brig call'd the Archangel from Archangel for ... 26 August 1778 Moylan, James to First Joint Commission at Paris The General Mifflin Privateer Cap: McNeal arrived here yesterday. He sail'd from Portsmouth ...

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27 August 1778 Adams, John to President of Congress I have the Honour to inclose, the last Gazettes by which Congress will see the Dearth of ... 27 August 1778 Barnes, Thomas to Adams, John This day have had the pleasure of receiving Your much desired and welcome letter. Have also ... 28 August 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de There are several Subjects, which we find it necessary to lay before your Excellency; to ... 28 August 1778 Jones, John Paul to First Joint Commission at Paris I have this moment been with Mons. De la Prévalaye by Accident. That Gentleman you know, ... 29 August 1778 Bondfield, John to First Joint Commission at Paris Since my last of the 26th I an honord with your favor of the 19th. Commissioning the ... 30 August 1778 MacCreery, William to Adams, John I am very much obliged to you for yours of 19th. Instant and am glad to find that there is a ... 30 August 1778 Jones, John Paul to First Joint Commission at Paris I had the honor of writing to you by the last Post that Monsieur De la Prevalaye, the ...

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31 August 1778 First Joint Commission at Paris to Moylan, James Our last to you was of the twenty second, since which We have received yours of the 26th., ...

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