Benjamin Franklin Papers

John Bondfield to the American Commissioners, 18 April 1778: résumé

John Bondfield to the American Commissioners7

ALS: Massachusetts Historical Society

<Bordeaux, April 18, 1778: The comte de Fumel informed me yesterday that M. de Sartine instructed him to give American warships the honors due to those of foreign states. The careening of the Boston will be finished this evening.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 38.

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