No. 1, omitted.
Letter to the president of congress, from the British commissioners, June 10th,
Instructions to Dr. Franklin, minister plenipotentiary of the United States, to the
court of France, October 22, 1778,
Plan for reducing the province of Canada, referred to in the instructions of Hon.
B. Franklin, minister to the court of France, October, 1778,
No. 5, omitted.
Extract from a statement made to congress, by the French minister Gerard, con-
cerning negociations for peace, in July, 1779,
Instructions to Mr. Adams, in negociating a treaty of commerce with Great Brit-
ain, August 14th, 1779,
Instructions of Mr. Jay, for negociating with the court of Spain, in September,
Statement of the claim of the United States to the western country as far as the
river Mississippi, as well as their right to the navigation of that river, drawn
up by congress, in October, 1780, in answer to the extraordinary claim of the
Spanish court; and transmitted to the American minister at Madrid,
Memorial of the French minister to congress, concerning the offered mediation
of the empress of Russia and emperor of Germany,
Report of a committee appointed by congress to confer with the French minister,
on the subject of the mediation offered by the empress of Russia, and emperor
of Germany, &c. made in May, 1781,
A fragment of Polybius. From his treatise on the Athenian government. This
was presented by Sir William Jones, to Dr. Franklin at Paris, about the last of
June, 1782. It was, no doubt, drawn by him, and was supposed to be an in-
direct mode of sounding Dr. Franklin, as to terms of accommodation with
Great Britain, short of an express and open acknowledgment of the indepen-
dence of the United States,
Letter of Barbe de Marbois, charge d'affaires in America, to count de Vergennes,
which was intercepted and placed in the hands of the American negociators at
Paris, in September, 1782,
No. 14, omitted.
Letter and representation of congress to the king of France, November 22d, 1780, 531
No. 16, omitted.
In the formation of treaties of amity and commerce with the different nations of
Europe, the ministers plenipotentiary of the United States, in May, 1784, were
instructed to procure stipulations to the following effect,
No. 18, omitted.
A list of the members who attended the general convention, which formed the
new constitution, in 1787,