Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Robert Henderson and John Smith, 5 September 1779

From Robert Henderson and John Smith

ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Vandome Sepr the 5th 1779

Revd Sir

I hope you well excues me for making So Bold as to troubale you with thes feaw lines: in the meantime it is the humbl Petition of a Prisinor of war that is willing to enter in the America Serves as I hear that there is two Cutters fitting out at St Malos and I know how to Manage a Cutter on the Cost of England for I formley Belonged to a Smuggling Cutter of Dover and I am aquanted with all the Banks about the Downs and elswhere: Sir if you Could Per Coure lave for us two to Go whear the Cutters is and a Pas Port to travel to them: Sir I hope your honor will Be So obliging as Send an answer to this and Derect for me at Vandome and in So Dowing you will oblige your most Humble Servants &c

Robert Henderson
John Smith

Addressed: To / the Reverand Dr / francklin ameriacan / eagent in Paris

Notation: Prisoners Requests Vandoine Sept. 5. 79

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