Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Luke Ryan, 2 October 1779

To Luke Ryan

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Oct. 2. 1779.


Being much pleased with your Auctivity and Bravery, in distressing the Enemy’s Trade, and beating their Vessels of superior force by which you have done honour to the American flag I beg you to accept my thankful Acknowledgments to gether with the present of a Night Glass, as a Small Mark of the Esteem with which I have the honour to be. Sir Your &c.

Capt. Luke Ryan.

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