Benjamin Franklin Papers

John Bondfield to the American Commissioners, 22 February 1779

John Bondfield to the American Commissioners

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Bordeaux 22. feb 1779


By Letters this instant from La Rochelle I am advised of a Vessel with Six hundred Hhds Tobacco on board supposed a State Vessel is arrived in the Road of that Port none of the Ships Company being landed at the departure of the Post they could not give me any particulars.2

I am respectfully Sirs Your most Obedient Humble Servant

John Bondfield

The Honble The Commissioners

Addressed: The Honble Benj Franklin / Arthur Lee John Adams Esq / Commissioners from Congress / Paris

Notation: J. Bondfield Feb. 22. 1779 ansd—3

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Bondfield further informed BF on March 9 (APS) that the ship belonged to some Baltimore merchants.

3On Feb. 28.

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