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James Moylan to the American Commissioners, 22 July 1778

James Moylan to the American Commissioners

ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

L’Orient 22d. July 1778

Honorable Gentlemen

Mr. Bingham of Martinico inclosed me the letter that accompanys this, which I received this post.7 As I presume he gives you the necessary information of his department, it is needless for me to trouble you with the copy of his letter to me. I have therfore only to add that I am with respect Honorable Gentlemen Your assurd humble Servant

James Moylan

The Honble. Plenepotentiary Ministers of the United States of America at Passy

Addressed: A Messieurs / Messieurs Les Ministres Plenepotentiaires / des Etats Unis de L’Amerique / à Passy

Notation: James Moylan. July 22. 1778.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Bingham’s last three letters to the commissioners are those of March 5, May 29 and June 16 (XXVI, 49–51, 538–9, 627). Lacking his cover letter to Moylan we cannot be sure which letter Moylan was forwarding.

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