[dateline] Versailles, 4 May 1778.
: JA, Diary and Autobiography
(JA's translation). Vergennes announced that JA would be presented to Louis XVI on 8 May and invited the Commissioners to dine with him on that day.
For JA's account of his presentation, see
Diary and Autobiography
. JA informed Arthur Lee of Vergennes' announcement and invitation in a letter of 5 May
: Lee Papers). The Commissioners acknowledged Vergennes' letter and accepted his invitation in a letter to him of the 6th
: Franklin Papers).