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Letter from Claude-René de Paris, Comte de Soulanges to Judges and Consuls of Nantes
Soulanges, Claude-René de Paris, comte de
July 14, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 480-481

COPY OF THE LETTER FROM MONSIEUR DE SOULANGES TO THE JUDGES AND CONSULS OF MANTES.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Translation.


Toulon, 14th July, 1785.

Gentlemen:

Commodore de Ligondes, who arrived from Algiers in the frigate Minerva which he commanded has informed me on Anchoring in this Road that that Regency has acquired 8 Vessels, both Chebecs and Barques from 18 to 34 Cannon, designed to cruize from Cape St. Vincent to the Azores to capture the Americans against whom they have declared War. I give you immediate advice of this, Gentlemen, as

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well on account of the concern you may have as to these vessels, as also that you may give information thereof to the American Captains.

The Algerines have another division of 4 Vessels but too small to give uneasiness in our Seas.

(Signed)
SOULANGES.

Faithfully translated from the original by

John Pintard.