From Gabriel Tardy
ALS: University of Pennsylvania Library
Nantes June 19. 1781
Inclosed you have two Letters I received yesterday, addressed to your Excellency—
By a letter from Captain John Manley I find that Captain Cunningham has escaped from Mill-Prison, with some other Gentlemen—3 he says also that Twenty four Americans have intered in the British service the 4 Inst.—
I have the Honour to be very respectfully; Sir! Your most obedient & most Humble Servant
By Procuon. [Procuration] of Jona Williams Jr
His Excellency Bn: Franklin Esqe.
Notation: J. Williams June 19. 1781
3. Manley wrote to BF on June 4, but Conyngham is not mentioned. Conyngham himself informed BF on the 16th of his escape. Both letters are above.