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To Benjamin Franklin from Samuel Wharton, 9 July 1779

From Samuel Wharton

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Paris July 9/79

Dear Sir

I return the american paper with many Thanks. Inclosed, you have the London packet, containing part of Mr. Galloway’s extraordinary Evidence.3 A Gentleman, a Native of the united States, writes July 2d,— That Sir Charles Hardy sailed out of the Channel with thirty One Sail of the Line, and if the Wind continued Easterly a few Days, several more Ships would follow Him.

I am with the sincerest Respect & Esteem Dear Sir yr. Excellency’s most affectionate Fnd.

Saml. Wharton

His Excellency Benjan. Franklin Esqr.

Notation: James Wharton Paris 9e juillet. 1779.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3Wharton had moved from London to Paris around March and now received regularly newspapers and intelligence from his associates in England. See, for example, XXIX, 276n.

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