Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to Ralph Izard, 13 October 1778

The American Commissioners to Ralph Izard

AL (draft): Massachusetts Historical Society; two copies: National Archives

Passi Octr. 13. 1778


We have the Honour of enclosing to you a Copy of M. de Sartines Answer to our Application in Support of your Demand of your Baggage taken on Board the Nile.2 We have agreable to your last Letter written again to Mr. De Sartine requesting him to Stop the Sale of the Things till you can make your Objections to their being lawful Prize.

The Hon. Mr Izard.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Sartine’s letter was of Oct. 7 but Izard, as he wrote the commissioners on Oct. 10, had already seen a copy.

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