Is any Assistance attainable from F.?
What Connection may We safely form with her?
1 st. No Political Connection. Submit to none of her Authority—receive no Governors,
or officers from her.
2d. No military Connection. Receive no Troops from her.
3d. Only a Commercial Connection, i.e. make a Treaty, to receive her Ships into our
Ports. Let her engage to receive our Ships into her Ports—furnish Us with Arms, Cannon,
Salt Petre, Powder, Duck, Steel.