Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Peter Collas, 25 August 1778

From Peter Collas

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Nants August 25th 1778

Honorable Sir

It is with honour, pleasure and Satisfaction I here by Imform you of my going to take my Departure from this place to boston On board of Captn. Barnes2 where I hope if fortune favour to meet with your worthy Sister and her Amaible Darther;3 Same time geaving you thanks for the Numberless favours Showed to the familly of whom I have the honor (by Mareage) to be Conected and Perticulerly for the last Showed me at Passy, Same time Endeavor to geave Satisfaction to all my beneefacters, not withstanding my Repeeted mesfortunes. I Remains with due Respects your most Humble and Obedeint Servant

Peter Collas

To the honorable Benjamin Franklin

Addressed: Honorable / Benjaman Franklin / at / Passy

Endorsed: Peter Collas

Notation: 25. August. 1778.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Captain Corbin Barnes, of the Dispatch.

3Jane Mecom and her daughter Jane Collas, his wife.

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