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1778 Excerpt: ...right. What Bonrepos has said to you relative to
the marine in France, and of their being willing to engage not to
equip, in case England and Holland did the same, is mere
speculation. For our part, we shall do nothing extraordinary, nor
other than is usual in time of peace, viz. send a small squadron
into the Mediterranean, and one to the West Indies. I know of no
equipment in Holland, and he must know the same; so that France can
form no pretext of equipment, which you may take an opportunity to
insinuate to Bonrepos. It would X x 2. not, William, not, however,
be improper for Holland to be so far prepared as to be v--, 1 able
to equip suddenly in case of need. What Lelienroth has communicated
to you of Sweden's intention to renew the treaty with France, does
not please me much, though I had expected it. It is certain, that
Crown is taking measures with both parties, in order to remain, as
it were, neuter. The proposition you have made ' Straetman, with
regard to the accommodation in the affair of Schonenberg, is much
to my mind; I shall talk in the fame strain to Aversberg. William
R. J RECEIVED your letter of last Friday so late, that I was not
then able to answer it. Since then, yours of the i ft and 4th of
April are come to hand. I find your thoughts entirely occupied with
the great storm which seems to hang over our heads by the
likelihood of the King of Spain's death. I think you perfectly
comprehend this affair, and I should conform myself also thereto. I
only wish my power was such as that I could properly second your
hearty sentiments. As far as I can penetrate into the opinions of
most people here, there seems so great an aversion to fall again
into a war at present, that, should France make any kind of
plausible proposals of accommodation, they...
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