To Joseph Conkling
Copy: Library of Congress
Passy, Augt 21. 1780.
Immediately upon the Receipt of yours acquainting me with your Misfortune, and the Vessel & Cargo was in Possession of the Admiralty, I apply’d to the Minister of the Marine, & laid before him the Papers you enclos’d to me with your Letter requesting that the said Vessel & Cargo might be delivered to the Consignees.9 Inclos’d I send you the answer. I have just received from him.1 I hope the Orders will arrive by the same Post with this Letter. I have the Honour to be, Sir,—
Captain Conklin Commr. of the Brigantine Whim of New London now at la flote in the Isle of Rhé. chez M. de Chezaux.
9. See BF to Sartine, Aug. 16.
1. Sartine to BF, Aug. 19, above.