Benjamin Franklin Papers

Abraham Whipple to the American Commissioners, 5 September 1778

Abraham Whipple to the American Commissioners

Copy: Yale University Library

On board American Contin Frigate Providence Latt 47.30 Long 35.00 Septbr 5 1778.


This Oppertunity by a French Vessel1 permits me to Acquaint you, that I am at present on my passage with the Boston and Ranger, have Captured a Brig laden with Provisions for the British forces at Pensacola, Ordered her for America Cargo, Beef Pork Flour, Butter &c. &c.

The Ships Crews are in general healthy and Officers and Mens in high Spirits.

Capt. Hinman who favours me with his Company for America is well on board, and Presents his respectful Complimts. Have the honour to remain Gentlemen Your most Obedient humble servant


Honble Amer Commisrs Paris.

1A note in the margin reads, “AW to Commissrs. Sent in a French Brig which we spoke with.”

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