To Robert Niles
ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Passy, Nov. 3. 1778
I am sorry for your Misfortune.8 On showing this Line to Mr Bondfield, he will supply you with what may be necessary to forward your Return, in which I wish you better Luck, being, with Regard, & Goodwill, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant
Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur le Capitaine Niles / Ameriquain / chez M. Bondfield / Negociant / à Bordeaux
8. The Connecticut ship captain’s letter of Oct. 27 (XXVII, 652–3) described his capture on Aug. 29, only a day after he had sailed from Nantes. During his stay at Bordeaux he sought aid from John Bondfield, American agent at that port (XXIV, 403n).