ALS: American Philosophical Society
Passy, Nov. 26. 1778
An English armed Cutter has lately been off Dieppe, and pretending to be an American, has cheated our Friend there out of some Refreshments, &c.2 and having got the Names of our Friends in other Ports, he may play the same Game all along the Coast. I send you this Notice that you may be upon your Guard—
I requested you some time since to receive & forward to me Mr Collas’s things.3 If you meet with any Difficulty in obtaining them, please to let me know.
I have the honour to be Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant
Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur LeVeux / Negociant / à Calais.—
Notations in different hands: Franklin / Passy francklin recu le 29 9bre 1778 rep le 8 Mars 1779
2. Le Baron had supplied “Job Prince” with the supplies he had requested: see Le Baron’s letter of Nov. 18.
3. Collas had written BF on Nov. 11 for help; BF’s letter to Leveux is missing.