Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Bernard Dehez, 29 January 1780

To Bernard Dehez

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Jany. 29. 1780.


I received the Letter you did me the honour of writing to me, dated the 1st. Instant, relating to the Conduct of Capt. Cunningham. He is at present with Commodore Jones, on board the alliance frigate, upon a Cruise; and perhaps that ship may put in to some Port of Spain, in which Case you can apply to him directly. If she should come in to france, I will immediately communicate the Complaint to him9 and I make no doubt of his taking the proper steps to indemnify the Commandant General. I have the honour to be with great Regard.

Sir, &c.

a Mr. Brd Detiez Negt. a st. Sebastian en Espagne.1

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9BF mentions the complaint in his Feb. 16 letter to Conyngham, below.

1This is the last extant communication with Dehez.

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