[Comte de Vergennes to the Commissioners]
[dateline] Versailles May 4. 1778
I have taken the orders of the King, Gentlemen, on the Subject of the presentation
of Mr. Adams, your new Colleague, and his Majesty will see him on fryday next, the
eighth of this month. I hope you will be so good as to do me the honour, to dine with
me, on that day; I shall be ravished to have that occasion, of passing some hours
with you, and of renewing to you the assurances of the most perfect consideration,
with which I have the honour to be Gentlemen your most humble and most obedient Servant
[signed] De Vergennes
[addrLine] M[essieu]rs. Franklin, Lee and Adams.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.