Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Dumas, 4 May 1779

To Dumas

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy may 4. 1779.

Dear Sir

I take this opportunity by Col. Hope of sending you some Papers9, which you may occasionally make use of to Show the upright Conduct of the Congress, in the Affair of Captures &c. if they have not been already—publish’d— I send also a Copy of my general letter relating to Cap. Cook,1 which you may show to any american Cruiser that may happen to put into any port near you.

Inclos’d is what News we have here.

I have received yours of the 29th. past.

I am, with great Esteem Dear Sir Your most obedient & most humble Ser.

M. Dumas.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9See the preceding letter. BF apparently received Grand’s letter and then wrote this one. Dumas acknowledged receipt of the enclosed papers in his letter of May 11–14, below.

1BF’s passport for the explorer, under March 10.

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