Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Gabriel Tardy, 19 June 1781

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

Gabriel Tardy

His Excellency Bn: Franklin Esqe.

Notation: J. Williams June 19. 1781

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3Manley 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.

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