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[Commissioners to Gabriel de Sartine]
[dateline] Passi June 4. 1778
We have the Honor of inclosing to your Excellency, a Copy of a Letter from Captain
Whipple of the Providence Ship of War, of Thirty Guns, in the Service of the United
As she brought no dispatches for Us, the Letter from the Captain, is all her Intelligence.
We have the Honor to be with the greatest respect, your Excellencys most obedient
[signed] Signed B. Franklin,
[signed] Arthur Lee,
[signed] John Adams
[addrLine] Mr. Le Comte de Vergennes.
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.