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Silas Deane (1737–1789)

Deane, Silas. An American diplomatist; born Dec. 24, 1737, in Groton, CT; died in Deal, England, Aug. 23, 1789. With Franklin and Lee he negotiated the treaty between France and the United States in 1778; was afterwards greatly misrepresented, and died abroad in neglect and poverty. He published in his own defense: ‘Letters to Hon. Robert Morgan’ (1784); ‘An Address to the citizens of the United States’ (1784); and ‘Paris Papers, or Mr. Silas Deane’s Intercepted Letters to his Brother and Other Friends’ (1781).