[dateline] Brest, 4 September 1778
In conformity with the orders that you had the honor to send me on the 15th of last
Mr. Thomas Wilkinson left yesterday for the town of St. Paul de Léon, where he will
live at his own expense. I have taken every possible precaution for the security of
I await your orders, or those of Mr. Franklin, concerning your prisoners here, who
are a great expense and cause me much annoyance and anxiety.
I am with much respect, gentlemen, your very humble and very obedient servant
[signed] Berubé de Costentin