From Williams, Moore & Co.
Copy: Yale University Library
Nantes June 26. 1782
The present serves to hand you a Certificate from the Commandant of the Port of L’Orient3 acknowledging the Reception of Prisoners delivered him by our House from the american Privateer Revolution4 to our Address Ten Men from the Prize Anne & five from the Prize Will, making together fifteen men which we request you will note for Exchange in course.
We have the honor to be with the most perfect Respect, Yours Excellys most Obedt Servants
Williams Moore & Co
His Exy B. Franklin Esqr.
4. The Revolution, 20, Capt. Stephen Webb, was owned by John and Andrew Cabot of Beverly, Mass.: Charles H. Lincoln, comp., Naval Records of the American Revolution, 1775–1788 (Washington, D.C., 1906), p. 443.