Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Michael Hillegas, 5 June 1777

From Michael Hillegas

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Baltimore June 5. 1777 in the Evening


Capt. Thos. Moore Master of the Schooner Duke de Chosiel is just about sailing, so that I have only time to inclose you Mr. Dunlaps last Paper just now come to hand,4 and this with the greater pleasure, as we have given the Enemy a little stroke on the East End of Long Island, which I think will compleatly Ballence their late Excurtion to Danburry in Connecticut. By a Letter from Philada. dated on Tuesday last, there is an Account of a heavy Firing of cannon &c. in the Jerseys having been heard the day before; so that We now daily expect to hear some News. God Bless you, and give you Success in your Negociations is the Prayer and Wish of My Dear Sir Yours very Affectionately

M. Hillegas

My Love to Mr. Deane

Addressed: The Honble. Benjamin Franklin Esqr / Embassador from the American / States at the Court of France / Paris

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4For our conjectures about Thomas Moore see Hillegas to the commissioners above, June 5. John Dunlap (above, XVI, 62) was publishing two papers at this time, the Pa. Packet and the Md. Gaz.

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