Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to James Moylan, 27 October 1778

The American Commissioners to James Moylan

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

Passy Octr. 27. 1778


We received your Favour of the 12 Instant. You will see by the enclosed to Capt. McNeill, which We leave open for your Perusal, the State of the Affair of the Prisoners. In Case of his being obliged to Sail, before he can receive the Ministers particular orders for their Reception, We desire you would take care of them, if Mr. Schweighausers Agent Mr. Puchelberg declines it.3 We are much obliged by your early Information of the Arrival of the Vessell from Philadelphia; and shall be so for any News you may from Time to Time communicate to us. We have the Honour to be.

Mr Moylan

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3He already had: see Moylan and McNeill’s letters of Oct. 12.

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