Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Rinquin, 9 February 1780

To Rinquin

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, feb. 9. 1780.


I received the Letters you did me the honour of writing to me the 21st. of January and The 2d. of this Instant; with The Proces Verbaux relating to The ships the Jacques Thomas, and The Camden, both of which I judge from the Said Procés to be good Prizes; as also those which were ransomed and for which William Hillier and Robert Story were Hostages.2 At the Request of Mr. Torris of Dunkerque, I have sent these judgements with others to him. With great Regard I have the honour to be sir, &c.

M. Rinquin, Greffier de L’amiraute à Morlaix.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2See our annotation of Rinquin’s letter of Jan. 21. Hillier and Story appear in our annotation of BF to Torris, immediately below.

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