William Temple Franklin to Robert R. Livingston
ALS and transcript: National Archives
Passy, 2 Oct. 1782.
With great Respect, I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Sert.—
W. T. Franklin
The honble R. R. Livingston Esqr.
7. Oswald reported to Townshend on Oct. 2 that BF was still unwell and not able to travel: Giunta, Emerging Nation, I, 594.
8. The papers were English translations of a shipping manifest from Limerick for a cargo of butter and beef, and documents establishing that the vessel Nossa Senhora da Soledade Saõ Miguel é Almas was owned by Capt. Manoel Joze Gomes da Costa of the Portuguese port of Faro, and Miguel do O’ of nearby Olhaõ. The vessel had been captured by an American ship and sent to Boston: Wharton, Diplomatic Correspondence, VI, 344. Seven months earlier BF had called Livingston’s attention to a longstanding complaint of Ambassador Sousa de Coutinho about the seizure of another Portuguese ship: XXXVI, 644.