Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to John Folger, 19 October 1777

The American Commissioners to John Folger

ALS: American Philosophical Society; copy:1 Harvard University Library

Passy, near Paris, Oct. 19. 1777


We have consider’d your Proposition of Returning in case of the Accident you mention on this Coast, and approve of the same:2 You will therefore act accordingly. We wish you a good Voyage, and are Sir, Your humble Servants

B. Franklin
Silas Deane

Capt. John Folger.

Addressed: To Captn. / John Folger / To Care of Mr. Jno.3 Moylan / Merchs / Havre du Grace

1In BF’s hand.

2The “Accident” was his encountering the enemy and being forced to throw his dispatches overboard: Folger to Deane, Oct. 11, APS.

3An error for James.

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