Benjamin Franklin Papers

John Bondfield to the American Commissioners, 21 April 1778: résumé

John Bondfield to the American Commissioners3

ALS: Massachusetts Historical Society

<Bordeaux, April 21, 1778: A ship arrived at Bilbao with a passenger said to be carrying dispatches for you; he has left for Paris and passed through Bayonne. A prisoner escaped from New York has asked me to write you for a privateer’s commission; a new ship suitable for him will be ready in twenty days, and might sail with the Boston. I await your instructions for provisioning the latter, which will soon be fully outfitted.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 43–4.

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