John Bondfield to Benjamin Franklin and Arthur Lee
Bordeaux, 14 April 1778. RC (PPAmP: Franklin Papers). Bondfield, still unaware that JA was at Paris, gave general shipping information, noted Capt. Tucker’s exertions to prepare the Boston for sea, and commented on the stagnation of Franco-American trade that would continue “until War is declared or Peace is establish’d.”
RC (PPAmP: Franklin Papers).