Recipient: Bondfield, John
[dateline] Paris July 3. 1780
Your kind Letters of the 17th.1
20th. of June as well as that of 20th of May, are unanswered. I hope Soon to receive
the Vin de Boisac2
—please to draw upon me, as soon as you please for, the whole, your Bills shall be
paid upon sight.
I am very glad that your Application to the Minister succeeded.3
Have you transmitted those Papers to Congress? Sending them to me, can only convince
me of what, I have known a great while, That the offices of Chamber of Commerce, commercial
Agent, Lord high Admiral and political Minister, without the Aid even of a secretary
are too much Business, for any man living, much more for one 75 Years of Age, and
who had even in his Youth an Indolence in his Disposition. The Complaints that are
made give me a great deal of Grief. But these Things are certainly well known At home.
The Spaniards have taken Mobile,4
and the Marquis de la Fayette arrived at Boston the 28 April. He carried good news.
He had an Audience of the Assembly at Boston, and was received by the Discharge of
Cannon from all the ships in the Harbour as well as the Batteries. This News I wish
you would convey with my best Respects to the Marshal Duke De Mouchy. I have it in
a Boston Paper of the 1 May5
—as well as by Letter.
Your most obt.