Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Dumas, 27 December 1779

To Dumas

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Dec 27. 1779.

Dear sir

I received yours of the 15th with Letters from Commodore Jones and Capt. Conyingham.6 I would write to them and send to Capt. C. a Letter I have from his wife for him,7 but suppose the Ship has left Holland. I Send you one of our latest papers from America containing an Account of the Conquest of the Iroquois County by our army under general Sulivan,8 and some other news. I inclose also a Paper, which your friend at Brussells may Perhaps make some Use of in Shewing with how much Malice and Contempt English writers treat the Dutch Nation. I am Y. af. &

M. Dumas.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Presumably Jones’s of Dec. 13 and Conyngham’s of Dec. 1, both above.

7Enclosed with her Sept. 22 letter to BF: XXX, 385–6.

8Which JW had sent him on Dec. 21, above. An excerpt appeared in the Dec. 31 issue of the Gaz. de Leyde (no. CV, sup.), before Dumas had time to receive the present letter.

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