Decoding Revolutionary Correspondence
December 3, 1782, from Robert R. Livingston to Benjamin Franklin
Source: Papers of the Continental Congress, Roll 139, Page 353
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I have just now received the certificates required by Mr. Wallier. The vessel which carries my other despatches having been long detained, I embrace the opportunity to forward them. Nothing new since my last, except that, by a gentleman who left Charleston the 4th instant, we learn that the British had dismounted their cannon and were certainly on the point of leaving it.
The French troops embark next Monday. Their fleet will sail in a few days.
I am, sir, with great respect
your most obedient, humble servant
[Signed] Robert R. Livingston
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