. Entitled “Extract uit de Resolutien van de Vraedschap van Amsterdam” [Extract from the Resolutions of the Municipal Council of Amsterdam]
and dated 1 Sept., this examination of the state of the republic and vigorous call
for the augmentation of the navy was presented to the Provincial States on 8 Sept.
and entered into the Resolutien van de Heeren Staten van Holland en Westvriesland
(231 vols., 1524–1793), 1778, 2:884–901. Dumas' reference here and in other letters
to the “Actes publics de la Republique” is not clear since the item was inserted in
the resolutions of the province of Holland, rather than those of the States General.
The document was further described by Dumas in a letter of the 7th to the Committee
for Foreign Affairs (PCC
, Misc. Papers, Reel No. 2, f. 330), a major portion of which was translated and printed
in the Pennsylvania Packet
of 14 Jan. 1779. See also Dumas' letters to the Commissioners of 9 Sept
., 27 Oct
., and 2 Dec
. (all below).