Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Digges, 20 August 1779

To Thomas Digges

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy Augt. 20. 1779.

Dear Sir

I hear Capt. Cunningham is confined in England a Prisoner. I desire you would take care to supply him with Necessaries that a brave Man may not suffer for want of assistance in his Distress.—7 I ordered Payment of your Bill but it has not yet appear’d.— I am ever Your affectionate


M. Digges.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7For Gustavus Conyngham’s capture near New York in April see XXIX, 670n. He arrived in Falmouth on July 7, and was imprisoned at Pendennis Castle and then at Mill Prison, Plymouth: Neeser, Conyngham, pp. 160–73.

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