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
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
2. Bondfield further informed BF on March 9 (APS) that the ship belonged to some Baltimore merchants.
3. On Feb. 28.