Recipient: Henry, Patrick
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Passy, 9 July 1778. printed
: JA, Diary and Autobiography
. Adams stated that Lee had attended to Henry's requests contained in a letter of
(above). He wrote that the ratified Franco-American treaties had been received, approved
the actions of the congress, reported the outbreak of war between France and Britain
at sea, speculated on the prospect of a battle between the fleets of Estaing and Byron
in American waters, questioned reports of the evacuation of Philadelphia, and commented
on the reception of the Carlisle Commission and the attitude of the French toward
the Commissioners and the American cause.