Circular Letter of the American Commissioners in Paris, 1778, on the Sailing of a British Fleet
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Broadside of a circular first distributed by the American Commissioners in manuscript and subsequently by Congress in print. John Adams reported that twenty copies of the letter were written in Paris on 18 May 1778 and sent to state authorities in America; on 8 July Congress ordered it to be published as a broadside and sent some examples to the Commissioners in France, where the only currently known copies survive, including this one with a note below the text apparently added in Franklin's hand. See in the present volume, p. 102
Courtesy of the Archives Nationales, Marine, Paris.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.