Benjamin Franklin Papers

James Moylan to the American Commissioners, 4 May 1778: résumé

James Moylan to the American Commissioners8

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<Lorient, May 4, 1778: A schooner arrived today from Virginia with news that the state levies were leaving at the end of March to join Washington’s army. Spirits were good and the army well clothed, but all the ports were blockaded.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 80–1.

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