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James Moylan to the American Commissioners, 13 May 1778

James Moylan to the American Commissioners

ALS: American Philosophical Society

L’Orient 13th May 1778

Honorable Gentlemen

I beg leave to refer you to my last of the 11th since which I received a letter from Lisbon dated 21st. April of which the following paragraph is a copy.

“The Peace and Plenty Privateer from Belfast, has brought in here the Brig Dolphin Cap: Turner, bound from Boston to Bilboa with 135 Hhds. of Tobacco a parcel of Rice tar and Staves. She is about 140 Tons and had eight French Officers passengers, with Dispatches from Congress (to whom she belonged) which capn: Turner distroy’d.” I have nothing more to add than that I am truly Honorable Gentlemen Your assur’d humble Servant

James Moylan

The Honorable Plenepotentiary Ministers of the United States of America

Addressed: The Honorable Plenepotentiary / Ministers of the United States / of America

Endorsed by John Adams: Mr Moylan. 13. May 1778

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