Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to George Little et al., 28 August 1781

To George Little et al.

ALS (draft) and copy: Library of Congress

Passy Aug 28. 1781


I received your Letter of the 25th Instant, acquainting me with your Escape from Forton Prison in England, and your happy Arrival in France in an open Boat, on which I congratulate you. The best Advice I can give you, is to proceed immediately for L’Orient, where there are generally Vessels belonging to America, in which you may find a Passage. I inclose you a Passport, and wish you a safe and speedy Return, and a happy Sight of your Friends and Country. I am, Gentlemen, Your most obedient and most humble Servant

B Franklin

Messrs George Little } Americans lately escap’d
from England & new at
Caën in Normandy
Samuel Wales
Clement Lemon
Alexr Storey &
Isaac Collins

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