Recipient: Franklin, William Temple
[dateline] Brest March 24. 1779
[salute] Dear Sir
I have just received your favour of the 17. inclosing a Paper from M. Le Roy, for
which I thank you and Mr. Le Roy, to whom be so good as to present my Compliments.1
The Alliance, will be ready to go to Nantes, in the opinion of C. Landais in 8 days.
But he thinks she must stay there 3 or 4 Weeks.
My Respects to his Excellency; from whom I received a line at Nantes which I will
answer, as soon as I can get a little Leisure.2
will deliver this. I recommend him to the Civilities of Passy. I am, with much Esteem,
your humble servant