Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Samuel Stockton, 18 March 1779

To Samuel Stockton

LS:8 Yale University Library; copy: Library of Congress

Passy March 18. 1779.


I received yours of the 9th9 per Mr Lee: I am told there is a Vessel at Rotterdam bound to N. America, but if you do not find a ready Passage from Holland, there are Vessels almost continually going from Nantes and Bordeaux. I do not at present think of any thing worth your while to stay in Europe for: and as Mr. Adams is returning & will go directly to Congress, I purpose to send my present Dispatches by him.

I thank you for your kind Congratulations on my Appointment; Should you pass this Way, you may rely on such friendly Offices as may be in the Power of, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant.

B Franklin

Mr. Stockton.

Addressed: To / Mr Stocton. / at the Hague—

Endorsed: From Dr. Franklin March 18th. 1779.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8In WTF’s hand.

9Actually the 7th.

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