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to have been managed with dexterity, and the proceeds of the sales, such as they were, proved of great service to the agents of the Government, by enabling them to purchase other vessels. We see how capitally those stational agents, Franklin and Deane, were conducting that Naval Bureau, against the like of which, in our case, Mr. Adams had so warmly protested. I again quote: In April, the Lexington arrived in France, and the old difficulties were renewed. But the Commissioners at Parihe diplomatic correspondence of the day to have been greater than that produced in the previous war by the squadron of the celebrated Thurot. Insurance rose to an enormous height, and in speaking of the cruise of Captain Wickes, in particular, Mr. Deane observes in one of his letters to Robert Morris, that it effectually alarmed England, prevented the great fair at Chester, occasioned insurance to rise, and even deterred the English merchants from shipping in English bottoms, at any rate, so t