To Thomas Digges
Copy: Library of Congress
Passy, Nov. 9. 1779.
I thank you for your favours of Oct. 8. and 12. and for the news Papers.5 I wrote fully to our friend Mr. B. about the Coppers.6 I hope you will soon be freed from the Trouble you have with the Prisoners7 by their Exchange, I can now only add that I am, with great Esteem Dear Sir, &c.
5. XXX, 490–4, 490n, 525–7.
6. Edward Bridgen had sent two samples of copper for possible use in coins. BF wrote him on Oct. 2: XXX, 355–6, 429–31.
7. In England, whom Digges had been assisting. He had been corresponding with BF about prisoners for more than a year; see XXVII, 420–1, for the first extant letter. Two groups of American prisoners had already been exchanged and recently BF had received a passport from Sartine for future exchanges to be held at Morlaix instead of Nantes, as the British wished: XXX, 553–4, 595.