2. The version finally agreed upon, dated 14 Dec., signed by the four Commissioners, and sent to Secretary Livingston, is in PCC
, No. 85; printed in Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev.
, 6:131–133. In the Adams Papers
is JA's “rough draught of a common [i.e. joint]
Letter,” dated one day earlier. See also the following entry
in this Diary. This dispatch and its enclosure, a certi•
fied copy of the Preliminary Articles, were carried to Philadelphia by Capt. Joshua Barney in the packet Washington.
Barney did not sail from Lorient, however, until mid-January and did not arrive until 12 March (Pres. Boudinot to George Washington, 12 March 1783; Burnett, ed., Letters of Members