Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Gustavus Conyngham, 16 February 1780

To Gustavus Conyngham

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy. feb. 16. 1780.


I wrote a Letter to meet you at Dunkirk supposing you might have gone there.1 This Letter was sent back to me. The Uncertainty of your Stay at the Texel after I heard of your being gone thither prevented my writing to you while there. Inclos’d I send you a Letter from your good Wife.2 I will inquire for your old Commission, and endeavour to get it back for you. I had Lately a Complaint from spain, relating to you,3 which I suppose you heard of and settled when lately there. I paid Mr. Digges’s Account.4 With great Esteem, I have the honour to be sir, &c.

Capt. Conyngham on Board the Alliance, an American frigate, at L’orient.

1Above, Nov. 22.

2Enclosed with her Sept. 22, 1779, letter to BF (XXX, 385–6).

3Probably that of Bernard Dehez on Jan. 1, above.

4About which Conyngham inquired in his Dec. 1, 1779, letter, above.

Index Entries