Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to Jonathan Trumbull, 22 July 1778

The American Commissioners to Jonathan Trumbull

AL (draft):1 Library of Congress; copies: Massachusetts Historical Society, National Archives (two)

Passy, July 22. 1778


We received your Excellency’s Letter of May 29. by Capt. Niles2 with the Dispatches from Congress which you had intrusted him with, in good Order. He had a short Passage of 22 Days, and brought us the agreable News of the Ratification of the Treaties and of their being universally pleasing to our Country. We shall order some Lead to be shipt on board his Vessel, and have furnished him with the Money you mention, in ready Compliance with your Request. We are with great Esteem and Respect, Sir, Your Excellency’s most obedient humble Servants.

His Excelly. Jonath Trumbull Esqr Governor of Connecticut.

Notation: To Jon. Trumbull by Capt. Niles. of the Spy. July 22. 1778.

1In BF’s hand. The Mass. Hist. Soc. copy is published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 310–11.

2Above, XXVI, 539.

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