Benjamin Franklin Papers

James Moylan to the American Commissioners, 12 June 1778

James Moylan to the American Commissioners

ALS: American Philosophical Society

L’Orient 12 June 1778

Honorable Gentlemen

The Frigate Boston Captain Tucker arrived yesterday at Groix from Bordeaux. She is now watering and will sail tomorrow in company with the Frigate L’Oiseau.4 She did not meet with any Vessels in her passage. I am with respect Honorable Gentlemen Your assurd humble Servant

James Moylan

Addressed: To / The Honorable Plenepotentiary / Ministers from the United States / of America

Endorsed by John Adams: Mr Moylan 12 June 1778

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4Groix, an island off Lorient, was presumably Tucker’s rendezvous with the French frigate.

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