The American Commissioners to Gentlemen at Nantes
AL (draft):8 Massachusetts Historical Society; two copies: National Archives
Passy Decr 5. 1778
We have, the Mortification to be informed, that our Answer to your Letter, requesting Us to join, in your Request to the Ministry for a Convoy has never reached you. We have the Honour to Send you a duplicate of that which We wrote you on the Eleventh Ulto. and send forth with. We also inclose Copy of our other Letter to you of the Twenty Seventh Ulto., least that should have miscarried also. We have the Honour to be, with great affection & Respect Gentn, your most obedient and most humble Sevt.
Messrs J. D. Schweighauser &c and others Nantes
8. In JA’s hand.