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Passy. 13. sept. 1779.
The Bearer M. De Guio3 having been an officier in The American Service and brought Prisoner into England, I request you would procure him a Passage to Boston if convenient in the Mercury Packet. He will pay the Captain for his passage on his arrival there; having considerable arrearages of pay due to him. I have the honour to be, Sir &c.
3. Jean de Guio, a Canadian to whom BF loaned ten louis (240 l.t.) on the same day as he wrote the present letter: XXIX, 541n; Account XVI (XXVI, 3). BF described him to Vergennes on Sept. 16, below.