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Favorable effects of the resolutions of Congress for

cancelling the two hundred millions of dollars pre.

viously emitted on the currency.--New emission of

five millions.--Financial concerns of the confed.

eracy.

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To the President of Congress. Paris, May 8th,

1780,

Instructions of the United Provinces to their Minister

at London, on the subject of Lord Stormont's an-

swer to former representations relative to the attack

on the Dutch convoy.-Resolutions of the States

regulating the trade of foreigners with the Dutch

Colonies. Proceedings of the different Provinces

relative to the Russian Memorial; the granting of

unlimited convoys; raising of subsidies.

To the President of Congress. Paris, May Sth,

1780,

Enclosing the letter of the Count de Florida Blanca

to the Spanish Minister of the Marine, regulating

the treatment of neutrals.

To the President of Congress. Paris, May Sth,

1780,

Copy of the Swedish ordinance providing convoys.-

Answer of the Court of St James to the Russian

declaration.--Difference of the English and Russian

doctrine of blockade in these documents.--English

recruits in Germany.

To the President of Congress. Paris, May 8th,

1780,

The Russian declaration hostile to the policy of Eng.

land.—Lord Stormont's letter to the Dutch Envoy.

To an unknown person. Paris, May 9th, 1780,

Observations on the Dean of Gloucester's proposals.

To the President of Congress. Paris, May 9th,

1780,

The Dean of Gloucester's proposals for a general paci-

fication.

To the President of Congress. Paris, May 10th,

1780,

Proceedings in the Irish Commons relative to the sov-

ereignty of the Irish Parliament.

Count de Vergennes to John Adams. Versailles,

May 10th, 1780,

To the President of Congress. Paris, May 11th,

1780,

Motions of Mr Hartley in the House of Cominons, on

the subject of reconciliation.

To the Count de Vergennes. Paris, May 9th,

1780,

The American party in England hope to make a sep.

arate peace with the United States. The alliance

with France will not be violated.-Mr Adams always

an advocate of the alliance.

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To John Jay. Paris, May 13th, 1780,

Difficulty of influencing the views and conduct of Eu-

ropean Ministers.

To the President of Congress. Paris, May 13th,

1780,

Answer of France to the Russian declaration, approv.

ing the doctrines of Russia.-Orders issued to the

English commanders to detain Dutch ships, having

on board effects belonging to the enemy, or which

are considered as contraband by the law of nations.

To John Jay. Paris, May 15th, 1780,

Facility and importance of intercepting the English

West India fleet.—Policy to be observed towards

Spain and Portugal.

To the President of Congress. Paris, May 16th,

1780,

Rumor of opening the navigation of Antwerp.-Naval

preparations of Austria.

To M. Genet, at Versailles. Paris, May 17th, 1780,

Objections to General Conway's assertion, that the

alliance between France and the United States is un-

natural. ---Habits; language; religion.—These cir-
cumstances will rather tend to separate America
and England.—The commercial interests of Eng-
land and America different.--Boundaries will form

a source of dispute.

To the Count de Vergennes. Paris, May 19th,

1780,

The Assembly of Pennsylvania cut to pieces the great

seal of the Province.- American privateers.

To the President of Congress. Paris, May 19th,

1780,

Answer of Spain to the Russian declaration, approving

the principles therein contained.-Conversation be-

tween Lord Stormont and the Count de Welderen

on the attack on the Dutch convoy.-Proceedings in

Ireland.

To the President of Congress. Paris, May 20th,

1780,

General Conway proposes a bill for reconciliation

or peace.-Debate on the subject in the House of

Commons.Denmark accedes to the armed neu-

trality.

To the President of Congress. Paris, May 20th,

1780,

General Conway's Speech on his bill for reconciliation.

To the President of Congress. Paris, May 23d,

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Count de Vergennes to John Adams. Versailles,

May 24th, 1780,

123

Expressing full confidence in his conduct in case of

overtures from England.

To the President of Congress. Paris, May 26th,

1780,

124

Address of the Bar at Dublin to Mr Grattan.-Reply

of Mr Grattan.-Extracts from the journals.—Let-

ter of M. de Sartine, concerning the treatment of

neutrals.-Letter from the Count de Florida Blanca.

To the President of Congress. Paris, May 27th,

1780,

1S3

Application of the principles of the British Constitu-

tions to external dominions, extensively studied in

America.-Effects of the American publications on

this subject, on other foreign possessions of Great

Britain.

To the President of Congress. Paris, June 1st,

1780,

135

Indecisive engagement between the French and Eng-

lish fleets.-Governor Pownal asks leave to bring

in a bill authorising a convention, truce, or peace

with the Colonies.- The House proceeds to the or-

der of the day.

To the President of Congress. Paris, June 1st,

1780,

137

Report of a Committee of the citizens of Dublin, de-

claring the independence of the Irish Parliament,

and returning thanks to those members who have

supported it.

To the President of Congress. Paris, June 2d,

1780,

142

Petitions of the Dutch merchants to the States-Gen-

eral, and to the States of Holland and West Fries-

land, praying for a speedy protection of commerce.

Answer of Spain to the Russian declaration.--Ex-

tracts from the Journals, on the destination of the

naval forces of France. ---Proceedings of Congress

kept more secret than the plans of the European

Courts.

To the President of Congress. Paris, June 2d,

1780,

149

Declaration of Lord George Germain, that there is a

prospect of peace with America, on good and hon-

orable terms for England, not with the Congress, but

with the people.-Fallacy of these statements; Amer-

ica could not make peace with England, without in-

volving herself with France and Spain ; Congress

cannot oppose the will of the people in America,

which is expressed through the press, the towns,

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