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The American Commissioners to ——— Berubé de Costentin, 15 August 1778

The American Commissioners to —— Berubé de Costentin1

Copy:2 National Archives

Passi Augt. 15th 1778


We desire you will allow Mr. Thomas Wilkinson,3 one of the Prisoners made by the Ranger, and now in your Hospital, to go into the Country for the benefit of his health, on his parole. We are Sir your most obedient Servants Signd

A L. J A.
Dr F. being out

Monsr. Beroubé de Constantine Negt. a Brest

1The man Schweighauser had put in charge of American vessels and prizes in Brest. See Costentin to BF, Aug. 24.

2In Arthur Lee’s hand.

3He had been the pilot of the Drake. See Comte Sutton de Clonard to BF, March 15, 1779. APS.

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