Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Spencer, 19 July 1778

From John Spencer

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Nantz 19 July 1778


The Inclosed is a letter deliverd me when at Plymouth by a Capt. of the 1st Battalion of Georgia Continental Troops.7 He has no doubt Painted his Sittuation to your Excellency, I need not theirfore take any notice on that head but Could Wish to have Every Relief Aforded him that Your Excellency Shall think Most Proper. I Remain With Respect Your Excellencys most Humble Servant &c.

John Spencer

Addressed: To His Excellency Benjamin Franklin Esqr. / Ambassador from the United States / of America8 / a passÿ pres paris

Endorsed: Spencer

Notation: De B. De versailles

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7La Plaigne (above, July 11): for the letter Spencer is carrying see XXVI, 688–9.

8Here is crossed out “to the Court of Versailles”; what follows is in a different hand.

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