Continental Achievement

16. Griffin, Catholics and the American Revolution, 3:394–98. 17. Ibid., 3:397. 18. Ibid., 3:235; Donnelly, Pierre Gibault, 74–75. 19. Griffin, Catholics and the American Revolution, 3:234. 20. Ibid., 1:257.

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