Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to John Bondfield, 19 August 1778

The American Commissioners to John Bondfield

AL (draft):9 Massachusetts Historical Society; two copies: National Archives

Passi Augst 19 1778


We have considered your plan1 and think it will be proper to send it to Congress for their Approbation.

We desire you will purchase and ship on public Account in the best and cheapest Manner 28 Iron Cannon of 24 pound Ball and 28 of 18 lb.2 You will be so good as to send one set of Bills of Loading to us and another to the Marine Committee of Congress. We are Sir &c.


Mr Bondfield

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9In Arthur Lee’s hand.

1See Bondfield to BF, Aug. 16.

2In response to a request from the marine committee: XXVI, 609.

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