[dateline] Nantz 24 Apl. 1779
I am honoured with your Excellency's Letter of the 15 Instant1
with a List inclosed of several Articles to be bought for your worthy famely. Msr.
is actually making those purchases and as soon as they are ready I will see them
neatly packed and send them on board by some safe conveyance. Inclosed a Letter received
by this morning Post which I send you agreable to your order. I am much occupied in
providing the Warrant and Petty officers with a suit of Cloaths a piece and find it
one of the most difficult tasks I have ever undertaken, however I hope soon to have
done with them.
As his Excellency Doctor Franklin in his Letter to M. S. is very brief and refers
him to you, you will be pleased to write up word if he mentions any thing which he
desires to be done. With much respect I have the honour to be Your Excellencys most
humble & most obedient Sert