New England of the fisheries, to reply not to ministers only, but to their pensioned apologist, in a speech which was admired in England, and gained applause of Vergennes.
He justified the union of the Americans, and refuted the suggestion that New York was or could be detached from it. By the extent of America, the numbers of ibut to go home where duty called him. The French minister, who revered his supreme ability, sought with him one last interview.
I spoke to him, wrote Garnier to Vergennes, of the part which our president Jeannin had taken in establishing the independence and forming the government of the United Provinces; and the citation of the vented.—With his superiority, said Garnier, and with the confidence of the Americans, he will be able to cut out work for the ministers who have persecuted him.
Vergennes felt assured he would spread the conviction that the British ministry had irrevocably chosen its part; and that America had no choice but independence.