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Docno: ADMS-06-06-02-0064

Author: Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de
Recipient: First Joint Commission at Paris
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1778-05-04

Vergennes to the Commissioners

Versailles, 4 May 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 2:308 (French); 4:90 (JA'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.
For JA's account of his presentation, see Diary and Autobiography, 2:309–310; 4:92–93. JA informed Arthur Lee of Vergennes' announcement and invitation in a letter of 5 May (MH-H: Lee Papers). The Commissioners acknowledged Vergennes' letter and accepted his invitation in a letter to him of the 6th (Dft, PPAmP: Franklin Papers).
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.