. Louis XVI issued this edict in council on 10 July to pressure the British ministry
conclude a treaty of commerce, as provided for in the art. 18 of the Anglo-French
Versailles of 1783. The two countries did conclude a new commercial treaty in 1786.
to John Jay, 10 Aug., PCC
84, V, f. 601–604, printed in
Dipl. Corr., 1783–1789
Cambridge Modern Hist.