Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to John Barry, 19 March 1781

To John Barry

AL (draft) and copy: Library of Congress

Passy, March 19. 1781


I received the honour of yours dated the 10th Instant. acquainting me with the Orders you had receiv’d relating to your Stay, Sailing. &c. I have none relating to your Ship, and therefore cannot take upon me to sheath her with Copper tho’ I think with you that it would be a good thing; nor can give any Directions for you to apply to any Person for Supplies of what you may want; but I suppose you naturally fall under the Care of Mr Schweighauser of Nantes in the Absence of Mr Palfrey, he being Agent. I have the honour to be,

Capt. Barry of the Alliance

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