From Samuel Wharton
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Paris July 9/79
I return the american paper with many Thanks. Inclosed, you have the London packet, containing part of Mr. Galloway’s extraordinary Evidence.3 A Gentleman, a Native of the united States, writes July 2d,— That Sir Charles Hardy sailed out of the Channel with thirty One Sail of the Line, and if the Wind continued Easterly a few Days, several more Ships would follow Him.
I am with the sincerest Respect & Esteem Dear Sir yr. Excellency’s most affectionate Fnd.
His Excellency Benjan. Franklin Esqr.
Notation: James Wharton Paris 9e juillet. 1779.
3. Wharton had moved from London to Paris around March and now received regularly newspapers and intelligence from his associates in England. See, for example, XXIX, 276n.