Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Williams, Moore & Co., 26 June 1782

From Williams, Moore & Co.

Copy: Yale University Library

Nantes June 26. 1782

Honoured Sir,

The present serves to hand you a Certificate from the Commandant of the Port of L’Orient3 acknowledging the Reception of Prisoners delivered him by our House from the american Privateer Revolution4 to our Address Ten Men from the Prize Anne & five from the Prize Will, making together fifteen men which we request you will note for Exchange in course.

We have the honor to be with the most perfect Respect, Yours Excellys most Obedt Servants

Williams Moore & Co

His Exy B. Franklin Esqr.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]


4The Revolution, 20, Capt. Stephen Webb, was owned by John and Andrew Cabot of Beverly, Mass.: Charles H. Lincoln, comp., Naval Records of the American Revolution, 1775–1788 (Washington, D.C., 1906), p. 443.

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