Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to Boux, 3 January 1778

The American Commissioners to Boux3

Copy: Connecticut Historical Society

Paris 3d. Jany. 1778


We have wrote Capt. Nicholson who will procure you a Passage to America and we hope it may be such a one as will be agreable. Inclosed you have a Letter for the Hon’ble the Marine Board which you will send to them and attend their future Orders. Capt. Nicholson will give you notice where to meet him, or the Ship in which you can have a passage. We are wishing you much Success Sir. Yours &c.

Lt. Boux

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3In reply to his above, Dec. 24. Boux did not leave with Nicholson (whom he detested) but waited in Nantes for another ship, as he explained to the commissioners in his letter below of Feb. 26; to the best of our knowledge he never did sail.

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