Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Landais, 8 April 1779

To Landais

LS:8 Massachusetts Historical Society; copy: Library of Congress

Passy April 8 1779


Understanding that you expect an explicit Order from me, this is to require you to receive on Board your Ship the Alliance, the Honourable John Adams Esq. with his Son and Servant, and give them a Passage therein to America.

I have the Honour to be Sir your most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

Honbl. Capt. Landais

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8In Gellée’s hand. Written at JA’s request (as BF told him in his letter, above, of the same day), it now is with his papers.

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