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France. Treaties. Treaty of amity and commerce between the U.S. and France

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03985.12 Author/Creator: France. Treaties. Place Written: Paris Type: Book Date: 1778 Pagination: 23 p. 19.7 x 25.2 cm

Printed by De L'imprimerie Royale. First official printing.Treaty of friendship and commerce. One of the first two treaties concluded by the United States. Signed on 6 February 1778.

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