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Paris, May 18, 1778: Gentlemen, Certain intelligence having been received, that eleven British ships of war ... are in the road of St. Hellens, near Portsmouth, bound for North-America
Franklin, Benjamin1706-1790Adams, John1735-1826Thomson, Charles1729-1824United StatesContinental Congress.
Shipton & Mooney
HistoryBritish forcesNaval operations
1 sheet ( p.) ; 35 x 21 cm.
Signed: We have the honor to be, gentlemen, your most obedient humble servants, B. Franklin, John Adams. To the governor, or any counsellor, or senator, or member of any House of Representatives, in any of the thirteen United States of America.
"Read in Congress, July 8, 1778, and ordered to be published. Charles Thomson, secretary."
N-YHS copy: fabric lining.