Benjamin Franklin Papers

Musco Livingston to the American Commissioners, 21 July 1778: résumé

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.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 308.

8Certainly the commissioners’ letter of July 16 to Whipple and possibly those of that date to Simpson and/or Schweighauser.

9A merchant identified in XXIII, 320 n.

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