Being the letters of Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane, John Adams, John Jay, Arthur Lee, William Lee, Ralph Izard, Francis Dana, William Carmichael, Henry Laurens, John Laurens, M. Dumas, and others, concerning the foreign relations of the United States during the whole revolution, together with the letters in reply from the Secret Committee of Congress, and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs. Also, the entire correspondence of the French Ministers, Gerard and Luzerne with Congress.
sures the Count d'Aranda that the Mississippi is the ultimatum of America; objections of the Count.--Letter from M. Rayneval to Mr Jay (Versailles, September 4th, 1782), requesting a visit from him.--Letter from M. Rayneval to Mr Jay (Versailles, September 6th, 1782), transmitting the following Memorial.--Memorial of M. Rayneval on the right of the United States to the navigation of the Mississippi.--Reflections of Mr Jay on this Memorial.--Letter from Mr Jay to the Count d'Aranda (Paris, September 10th, 1782), stating that he is not empowered to cede any countries belonging to the United States, but is ready to negotiate, with a Minister vested with equal powers, a treaty of amity and commerce.--Reply of the Count d'Aranda, declaring himself vested with ample powers to treat.--Visit of the Count d'Aranda to Versailles.--M. Rayneval goes to England.--Probable objects of his visit.--Conversation with Mr Vaughan on the subject of M. Rayneval's visit.--Mr Jay represents the expediency of treating with America on
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