Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Isaac-Jean-Georges-Jonas Grand, 17 March 1779

To Isaac-Jean-Georges-Jonas Grand

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy March 17. 1779


As Americans, Prisoners in England sometimes escape from thence, and get to Holland; where they are without Money to proceed to a Port whence they might take Passage to America; I hereby request, that if any such should apply to you for Assistance, as they have heretofore done,6 you would be so good as to furnish them with as much Money as may be necessary to carry them to some French Sea-Port, in the most frugal Way, according to the Circumstances, which shall be thankfully repaid by Sir Your most obedt. humble Servant

B. Franklin

Sir George Grand.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Grand had provided help in 1778 for Lt. Philip Hancock, an escaped prisoner: XXVII, 283.

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