[Commissioners to the President of Congress]
[addrLine] To the President of Congress
[dateline] Passi July 16. 1778
We have the Honour of inclosing a Copy of a Letter from his Excellency Monsieur De
Sartine, The Minister of State for the Marine of this Kingdom in Answer to which We
have had the Honour to assure his Excellency that We would embrace the first Opportunity
of communicating it to Congress.4
[signed] B. Franklin,
[signed] Arthur Lee,
[signed] John 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.