Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Landais, 10 November 1779

To Landais

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Nov. 10. 1779.


Having not yet received from Commodore Jones, what he may have to offer in support of the Charges he makes against you,8 I find it proper to postpone for a few Days the hearing of your Defence, and I do therefore here by desire you to Stay in Paris till Monday next. When I hope the Hearing may take place.9

I am, Sir Your most obedient and most humble servant.

Capt. Landais.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Because Jones had not sent it yet; see his Nov. 13 letter.

9The following Monday was Nov. 15, when the inquest did begin; its minutes are printed under that date.

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