Copies:3 Archives de la Marine, Library of Congress, Harvard University Library
Passy April 28th. 1779.
Being arrived at L’Orient agreable to the Orders I sent you when at Nantes, you are to join Capt. Jones, put yourself and ship under his Command as your senior Officer, proceed with him on the Cruize he is about to make, and obey his Orders untill your Return to France.4 I heartily wish you Success, both with Regard to Profit and Honour, being with great Esteem. Sir Your most obedient & most humble Servant
(signed) B. Franklin
Copy of a Letter to the honble Capt. Landais
3. The copy at the Archives de la Marine is in WTF’s hand and was enclosed with BF’s May 1 letters to Sartine. The one at Harvard is in Arthur Lee’s hand and is certified by his nephew Ludwell to be a true copy.
4. BF’s instructions to Jones immediately precede the present letter.