. Louis XVI issued this edict in council on 10 July to pressure the British ministry
to conclude a treaty of commerce, as provided for in the art. 18 of the Anglo-French
Treaty of Versailles of 1783. The two countries did conclude a new commercial treaty
in 1786. JA
to John Jay, 10 Aug., PCC
, No. 84, V, f. 601–604, printed in Dipl. Corr., 1783–1789
, 2:428–430; Cambridge Modern Hist.
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.