Versailles, 4 May 1778. printed
: JA, Diary and Autobiography
's translation). Vergennes announced that JA
would be presented to Louis XVI on 8 May and invited the Commissioners to dine with
him on that day.
's account of his presentation, see Diary and Autobiography
informed Arthur Lee of Vergennes' announcement and invitation in a letter of 5 May
: Lee Papers). The Commissioners acknowledged Vergennes' letter and accepted his invitation
in a letter to him of the 6th
: Franklin Papers).