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Letter from John Jay to Richard Caswell
Jay, John, 1745-1829
June 14, 1785
Volume 17, Page 468

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(From Gov. Caswell's Letter Book.)

Office for Foreign Affairs,
June 14th, 1785.


I have the honor of informing your Excellency that Congress have received a Letter from his Most Christian Majesty dated the 27th March last, announcing the birth on that day of a Prince, whom he had named the Duke of Normandy. As this event adds to the happiness of a King and a people, who have given many important proofs of friendship for our nation, it must naturally excite that pleasure which generous minds always derive from the prosperity of their friends and Benefactors. I have the honor to be with great respect,

Your Excellency's mo. ob. and very humbl. servt.,
John Jay.