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John Bondfield to the American Commissioners, 6 June 1778: résumé

John Bondfield to the American Commissioners5

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<Bordeaux, June 6, 1778: Since Captain Tucker left6 I have had to settle additional charges, of which I enclose details. The conspiracy has been diligently investigated by the intendant, but nothing can be proved.7>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 185–6.

6He left Bordeaux on May 17 and put to sea on June 6: ibid., p. 109 n.

7He is referring back to a letter of his, now lost, that the commissioners answered on June 4.

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