ing the army.--Causes of the weakness of the southern army.
To the President of Congress. Versailles, April 9th, 1781, 220
France consents to guaranty a loan of ten millions to be opened in Holland.--Solicitations for supplies.
Memorial from Colonel John Laurens to Count de Vergennes, 222
Represents the grant already made to be insufficient and requests supplies in arms, &c. on credit.--Desires the amount of the loan proposed to be raised in Holland may be advanced by France.--Urges the necessity of maintaining a naval superiority in the American seas.
To the President of Congress. Paris, April 24th, 1781, 226
Remittance of the aid in specie.--Reasons for engaging the South Carolina ship, the Indian, for the conveyance.--Nature of supplies in arms, ammunition, &c.
Memorial from John Laurens to the Director-General of Finance, 230
Urging the increase of the intended remittance of specie.
To the President of Congress. Paris, May 15th, 1781,