Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Schweighauser, 21 April 1779

To Schweighauser

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, April 21 1779


I duly received yours of the 8th inst.9 I approve of the Assistance you have afforded the American Prisoners. You will consult with M. Adams and take his Directions for what may be farther necessary.1 I have accepted your late Bills for Livs, and am with great esteem &c—

M Schweighauser

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]


1The prisoners had recently arrived on the cartel ship Milford, and on April 22 JA oversaw at St. Nazaire (downriver from Nantes) the transfer to that ship of the British prisoners brought from Brest by the Alliance: Adams Papers, VIII, 39n.

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