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Samuel Tucker to the American Commissioners, 22 April 1778: résumé

Samuel Tucker to the American Commissioners5

ALS: Massachusetts Historical Society

<Bordeaux, April 22, 1778: My ship has been careened, but I must take out and repair the mainmast. Capt. Palmes has been long away, and I am anxious to know my destination. I shall be ready as soon as possible, but the holidays have delayed me; although I tried to get permission to keep on working, the authorities denied it. I await your orders about cargo, and about what advances I may offer in enrolling seamen.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 47–8.

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