The American Commissioners to John Folger
ALS: American Philosophical Society; copy:1 Harvard University Library
Passy, near Paris, Oct. 19. 1777
We have consider’d your Proposition of Returning in case of the Accident you mention on this Coast, and approve of the same:2 You will therefore act accordingly. We wish you a good Voyage, and are Sir, Your humble Servants
Capt. John Folger.
Addressed: To Captn. / John Folger / To Care of Mr. Jno.3 Moylan / Merchs / Havre du Grace
1. In BF’s hand.
2. The “Accident” was his encountering the enemy and being forced to throw his dispatches overboard: Folger to Deane, Oct. 11, APS.
3. An error for James.