From John Channing
ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
[on or before September 4, 17786]
I Leave A List of Americans who made their Escape from England, myself who had a Leuitnts Commission for the Continental Navy.7 We are desitute of money for to Repair to America therefore request your assistance and am with Respect Sir Your very humble Servant
PS We will wait on yr honor at 9 oClock
- Wm. Knapp
- Wm. Daniels
- James Spencer
- David Lymon
- Joseph Pulford8
6. When BF and JA gave them 10 louis apiece: commissioners’ account with Ferdinand Grand, Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 360.
7. See his previous letter, Aug. 24.
8. Channing and these five men appear both in the Alphabetical List of Escaped Prisoners, and in the second memorandum summarized in XXV, 4.