It is my indispensable Duty, to tell the Comte de Vergennes that I think one great
Cause of this horrid Address of Mr. Deane is Mr. Franklins Certificate in his favour
that he is an able and faithfull Negotiator, and that Mr. Franklin was deceived in
this—that Mr. F.'s Knowledge actually in America, for a great Many Years has not been
—that he was Upright in this but deceived. That there are such certain and Infallible
Proofs of Vanity, Presumption, Ambition, Avarice, and Folly in Mr. Deane as render
him very unworthy of Confidence and therefore that Dr. F. has been deceived.