From Elisha Clark9
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Bolbec [Normandy] December 5the. 1778
Inclosed I send your Excellency a Letter from My friend Dr Williams of London if your Excellency Can Comply with the Requst youle Confer an obligation on your most Obedant and humble Servant
Addressed: TO / His Excellency Benja. Francklin Esqur. / A Paris—
Notations in different hands: E. Clark & G Williams Bilboa 5 Decr. 1778 / Letter from E. Clark and G. Williams / Dec 5 [torn: 1778?]
9. A Nantucket whaling captain whose ship, in the service of the British whale fishery, had been captured in October by the French. Clark here forwards a letter written on his behalf by Griffith Williams, the English surgeon who often interceded for American prisoners. The letter, dated Oct. 30, is above, XXVII, 666–8.