From ––– Lecoq4
ALS: American Philosophical Society
<Paris, July 28, 1777, in French: To whom should one apply, a merchant friend of mine has written to ask, for a privateer’s commission? It is for a worthy Bostonian, who is in port with a ten-gun ship and crew. When you reply,5 I will write him to say whether he should make himself known.>
4. He signs himself as a master goldsmith and jeweler.
5. BF did, on Aug. 11.