Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Philip Balliau, 24 August 1780

From Philip Balliau

ALS: American Philosophical Society

From Dunkerque Prisone Agust the 24 1780


As I ade the Misfortune to Be Taken By Amerequin Priviteer3 In Sconneur Belonging to Jersey Caled the May Flower Bound to Newcastle I was Brought to Dunkerque Presone. There I Was Told By the Commesary of Dunkerque to Right to your honneur. I hope you Be So good to Right to the Comesaire of Dunkerque that Wee May Be Exchange In the first oportunite.

I Ramain your Most Humble Servant

Philip Balliau

Addressed: Dr. Banj: Franklyn, / Plenepotentiaire Des Etâts / Unies de L’Amerique / à / Passy.

Notation: Bailliau. Dunkerque. Augt. 24. 80

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3Undoubtedly the Union Américaine.

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