Recipient: Franklin, Benjamin
Recipient: Lee, Arthur
Recipient: Adams, John
Recipient: First Joint Commission at Paris
[dateline] Guernsey Sept. the 15th 1778
I would Inform the Honnourabel Board of Commisioners that I Took Passage with Capt.
as did Capt. Peter Collis2
and Sailed from Penbufe [Paimbeauf]
on the 29th august and on the First of September Being in the Lattitude 46°:00′ and
Longitude 9°:00′ we ware Taken by the Speedwell Cutter Belonging heare mounting twelve
Guns and Commanded by Capt. Abraham Bushall who Treated me and Capt. Collis moore
Like Brothers than Like Prisoners and Gave us Every thing Belonging to us. Two Days
after wee war Taken wee fell in with the Schooner Spy Capt. Niles who had been taken
by a Privateere Belonging to Jersey. Capt. Niles Toald me that all the Papers ware
Thrown overboard as was all Capt. Barnses. Capt. Barns is Still on board the Privateer
her Cruse not Beeing out yet.
I would Inform your Honnours that a Number of Prizes are daly brought In heare and
I thought my Duty to take the first Opertunity of Informing your Honnours of our misfortains
and I make no Dout but you will Recive this as Mr. Dubery is So Good as Send it to
his Son in Nants who will Take the first opertunity to Send it you.3
I am your Honnours much obliged humble Servt.