[dateline] Versailles. 16th. August. 1778
I take the earliest opportunity to answer the observations addressed to me in the
letter which you did me the honor to write to me the 13th. instant on the project
of a regulation for the prizes and prisonners of the respective U States.2
I Conceive that I have fulfilled the object by digesting anew the 2. and 14 Articles
of which I annex another text with copies of the different Laws that have been lately
published respecting Prizes. Moreover, I will at all times receive with pleasure your
representations of the inconveniencies which May attend in your opinion the execution
of the regulation and you may be assured that His Majesty will be always disposed
grant the inhabitants of the U States every facility compatible with the interest
of his finances and the Commerce of his Subjects.
[salute] I have the honor to be with sincere attachment Gentn. Yr. m. h. & m. ob. st.
[signed] (signed) De Sartine