Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to John Adams, 13 March 1779

To John Adams

ALS: Massachusetts Historical Society

Passy, March 13. 1779

Dear Sir,

I hope you got well to Nantes with your Son.2 We sent you two Letters by yesterday’s Post, that had been deliver’d here for you since your Departure; the enclos’d came last Night.3 By Captain Landais’ Letters, I am afraid he will not be ready so soon as we were made to expect.—4 I have the honour [torn: to] be, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

Honble Mr Adams

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2For the Adamses’ journey see our annotation of their passport, March 7.

3For JA’s recent correspondents see Adams Papers, VIII, 3–12, 395. On March 17 WTF forwarded the rest of JA’s mail (Mass. Hist. Soc.).

4See Landais’ letters of March 3 and 10. The captain was still at Brest, whereas the Adams party was en route to Nantes where it expected to find the Alliance.

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