Recipient: Coffyn, Francis
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Passy, 13 July 1778. printed
: JA, Diary and Autobiography
. In reply to Coffyn's letters of 7
July (above), the Commissioners noted the “abundant Testimonies of your good Character”
and declared that their confidence in him was undiminished. He was informed that whatever
news he had for America could be sent to James Warren or the Committee for Foreign
Affairs or both, but that he should, above all else, insure that his information was
authentic because misrepresentations were so common. As to the unemployed American
seamen at Dunkirk, the Commissioners wished them to be employed as soon as possible
in order to save expenses.