Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Cuming & Macarty, 1 November 1782

From Cuming & Macarty

ALS:8 American Philosophical Society

L’Orient November 1st. 1782


We are honour’d with your Letter of 26th. October Covering Mr. Hodgsons Letter and Captn. Houstons Bill on us for Ten Guineas.—9 We shall procure the information Mr. Hodgson desires, for the next post.— We return you Captn. Houstons Bill accepted by us payable at Mr. Vincens Banquer in Paris.— Captns. Cain and Josiah are out of Town but shall deliver your Letter to Captn. Deal.—

We are happy to find our distress’d friends so near releaf.—1 We are with great respect Your Excellencys Most Obedt. & most huml. servts.

Cuming & Macarty

Notation: Cuming & Maccarty 1st. Novr. 1782.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Probably in William Macarty’s hand.

9BF’s Oct. 26 letter is missing. Hodgson’s letter is dated Oct. 14, above.

1Hodgson had probably notified Cuming & Macarty about the imminent prisoner exchange; see Hodgson to BF, Oct. 14.

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