. De Neufville is referring here to the still unresolved controversy regarding the disposition
of war-related goods that Alexander Gillon was supposed to have taken to America in
1781. Efforts to settle the affair resulted in an extensive correspondence between
, Franklin, the de Neufvilles, and others, for which see vols. 11 and 12, passim
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, 2016.