Benjamin Franklin Papers
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The American Commissioners to Schweighauser, 16 July 1778: résumé

The American Commissioners to Schweighauser2

AL (draft): Massachusetts Historical Society; two copies: National Archives

<Passy, July 16, 1778: We have ordered Lieut. Simpson, commanding the Ranger, to sea as soon as possible; please furnish him promptly with what he needs. The British prisoners on these ships are to be left behind, in such custody as you advise; we shall try tomorrow to get the ministry’s orders for their lodging.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Published in Butterfield, John Adams Diary, IV, 163.

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