e consequent want of unity of action.
In April, 1778, the American commissioners at
April 28 Paris,—Franklin, Arthur Lee, and John Adams,—in a letter to the grand pensionary, van Bleiswijck, propt rejected the idea of a war with that power as an impossibility.
The American commissioners at Paris, being indirectly invited by van Berckel to renew the offer of a treaty of commerce between the ime to be entered into between the two republics.
When Lee communicated to the commissioners at Paris this project of a convention, they reminded him that the authority for treating with their High d been done.
A Russian courier was expedited to Stockholm, and thence to Copenhagen, the Hague, Paris, and Madrid.
Goertz to Frederic, 7 March, 1780. On the twenty-second of February, Potemkin anxpress; and on the fourteenth of March, by the swiftest messenger, he instructed his minister at Paris as follows: Immediately on receiving the present order, you will demand a particular audience of