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Docno: ADMS-06-07-02-0045

Author: Livingston, Muscoe
Recipient: Franklin, Benjamin
Recipient: Lee, Arthur
Recipient: Adams, John
Recipient: First Joint Commission at Paris
Date: 1778-09-21

Muscoe Livingston to the Commissioners

[salute] Gentlemen

Your Favour of ——1 I have Received and will answer Immediately on My Return to Nantes at which place, I have Left all the papers, Rilative, to that business; I shall have a very fine Ship Ready for Sea, Immediately, and would be Very glad to take in, two or three hundred Tons of the publick goods, which Now Lays at Nantes for America; as to the Freight, I Really am unacquainted with; but If you will be So Obliging, as write Me a Line to Nantes, aquainting what you will give, { 60 } with the quantity of goods you will Ship Me, will be particularly Obliged. I have The Honor to be Gent. Your Ob, and H, Sert
[signed] M. Livingston
Please Let me have your answer by Return of post. Please direct to Me under cover to Mr. Schweighauser Nantes.
RC (PPAmP: Franklin Papers); addressed: “The Honble. American Commissioners a Paris”; docketed: “M. W. Livington from Bordeaux.”; in another hand: “21 sept. 78.”
1. Presumably that of 31 Aug. (LbC, Adams Papers) concerning the sale of the Boston's prizes, to which no reply other than this letter has been found. See also Livingston's letter of 24 Aug. (vol. 6:387, and note 3).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.
http://www.masshist.org/apde2/