Previous to your attention to what follows, it will be necessary for you to know that I have lived with Mr
Deane since his first arrival at Paris; that I took that city in my way from London to Nantes, to find a passage
to my native country, and with despatches, which Mr Arthur Lee intrusted to my care, for the honorable
Congress. Having a relapse of a disorder, which prevented me from travelling, I stopped at Paris, and
endeavored to find out, by means of Count d'Estaing and other persons of eminence, the sentiments of the
French Court respecting our affairs; and the moment...