Letter from Benjamin Franklin to John Paul Jones, May 27, 1778

Letter from Benjamin Franklin to John Paul Jones, May 27, 1778

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Transcription of a letter written to John Paul Jones on May 27, 1778

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  • Passy, France

accompanied and supported by some frigate from Brest at a proper distance might draw them out and then take them. I wish you to consider of this, as it comes from high authority; and that you would immediately let me know what you think of it, and when your ship will be ready.
    I have written to England about the exchange of your prisoners.
    I congratulate you most cordially on your late success, I wish for a continuance & increase of the honor you have acquired. It will always be a pleasure to one to contribute what may lay in my power towards your advancement & that of the brave officers & men under your command.
    I have the honor to be
      Sir,
         Your most obedient
            Humble servant
               B Franklin


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