John Bondfield to the American Commissioners6
ALS: American Philosophical Society
<Bordeaux, September 12, 1778: I have received offers from every forge from Angoulême to Bayonne for the cannon you commission me to purchase. None will promise to complete delivery before February and the arsenals cannot loan any. Thus I have decided to contract with the forges of Petigore [Périgord]. No ships have arrived from America the last three days despite the westerly winds.>
6. Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VII.