. This was a report that negotiations between the Spanish government and the nominal
representatives of the British government, Richard Cumberland and the Rev. Thomas
Hussey, had stalled over the demand by Floridablanca for a definitive statement of
the British position regarding its American colonies (to the President of Congress,
, No. 99, below).
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.