<br /> Lee Letter: n340_0646

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Marine Committee
Recipient: John Dupuy

Sir1

This may probably be delivered to you by Captain Nicholas Biddle of the
Randolph Frigate which will be Cruizing on your Coast this Summer and
should Captain Biddle pay you a visit we request that you will supply
him with any Stores or necessarys the Ship may stand in need of. Should
he send any Prizes into your Port we hope you will be permitted to make
sale of them and that you will do it to the best advantage.

Mr. Morris gives us assurance of your attachment to the American cause
which induces us to trouble you on this occasion, and should you be led
into advance for the supplies Captain Biddle may require, you may
depend on being reimbursed by Consignments of Goods made you for that
purpose, or probably Mr. Ceronio at Cape Francois may have funds in his
hands as considerable Remittances are now going to him.

We are sir, your very hble serts

Notes:

Letter book, Marine Committee Letter Book, Marine Committee Miscellaneous
Papers, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration,
Washington, D.C.

1 Dupuy was a merchant in Mole Saint-Nicolas, Saint-Domingue. See Marine
Committee to Benjamin Dunn, 19 April 1777.