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THE LETTERS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, SILAS DEANE, JOHN ADAMS, JOHN JAY,
THE LETTERS IN REPLY FROM THE SECRET COMMITTEE OF CONGRESS, AND
THE ENTIRE CORRESPONDENCE OF THE FRENCH MINISTERS, GERARD AND
Published under the direction of the President of the United States, from the original Manuscripts
EDITED BY JARED SPARKS.
NEW EDITION: WASHINGTON:
Resolution of Congress of March 27th, 1818.
Resolution directing the Publication and Distribution of the Journal and Proceedings of the Convention which formed the present Constitution of the United States.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Journal of the Convention which formed the present Constitution of the United States, now remaining in the office of the Secretary of State, and all Acts and Proceedings of that Convention which are in possession of the Government of the United States, be published under the direction of the President of the United States, together with the Secret Journals of the Acts and Proceedings, and the Foreign Correspondence of the Congress of the United States, from the first meeting thereof down to the date of the ratification of the definitive treaty of peace between Great Britain and the United States, in the year seventeen hundred and eighty-three, except such parts of the said Foreign Correspondence as the President of the United States may deem it improper at this time to publish. And that one thousand copies thereof be printed, of which one copy shall be furnished to each member of the present Congress; and the residue shall remain subject to the future disposition of Congress.
APPROVED, March 27th, 1818.
COMPLETE IN SIX VOLUMES.
Jackson Hall, Washington.
To the President of Congress. Off Reedy Island, November 25th,
Acknowledges the reception of certain resolutions of Congress.
To the Committee of Foreign Affairs. St. Ildefonso, September
To the Committee of Foreign Affairs.
Madrid, October 15th,
The Spanish Government finds it difficult to raise money. The armed neu-
Supplies. Imperial offer of mediation. Russia unfavorably disposed towards