Musco Livingston to the American Commissioners7
ALS: American Philosophical Society
<Nantes, July 21, 1778: I arrived here last night, delivered my letters to Captain Whipple8 and shall leave immediately for Lorient with his instructions for Captain Tucker.
I would be exceedingly obliged for a certificate or brief letter to the president of Congress mentioning what Captain Tucker said of my conduct aboard the Boston. I will return to Nantes in five or six days from whence I expect to obtain passage for America. If you send a letter here under cover to John Lloyd9 I will be sure to receive it.>
7. Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 308.
8. Certainly the commissioners’ letter of July 16 to Whipple and possibly those of that date to Simpson and/or Schweighauser.
9. A merchant identified in XXIII, 320 n.