Adams Papers

Samuel Tucker to the Commissioners, 22 April 1778

Samuel Tucker to the Commissioners

Bourdieux April 22d. 1778


These from your Humble Servent, acquainting your Honours that my Ship was finished Careening last Saturday Afternoon. I now find a great Necessity of geting my Main mast out to Repair it, fearing it will be condemned.1 I am Gentlemen Anctious to here from Paris of my distination as the absence of Capt. Palmes seems very long. I shall get my Ship in Readiness as soon as possible. The Holy Days has keept me back a great deal. I mentioned on Shore to the Officers who had it in their power to grant me permission for Working, but they not knowing weather I was hurried or not by your Orders did not grant it me. Now they are over, for which I am not Sorry. My Ship now Lyes with a Clean Sweept hold waiting on your Honours, which I hope this Day to have your Orders. I have now in my Ships Books 162 Men all included. 5 Deserted since my Arrival vizt. 3 Herseans and 2 Frenchman. I’ve entered what Prissoners I had in Custody. Pray Gentlemen let me know what advance I may give Seamen to enter them here as I am much in Want of them. I Remain Gentlemen with Respect, Your Obedient Humble Servt.

Saml Tucker

RC (Adams Papers).

1See letters from Bondfield and Samuel Tucker of 25 April (below).

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