We have the Honor of inclosing to your Excellency, a Copy of a Letter from Captain
Whipple of the Providence Ship of War, of Thirty Guns, in the Service of the United
As she brought no dispatches for Us, the Letter from the Captain, is all her Intelligence.
We have the Honor to be with the greatest respect, your Excellencys most obedient
[signed] Signed B. Franklin,
[signed] Arthur Lee,
[signed] John Adams
[addrLine] Mr. Le Comte de Vergennes.