Colonel Boudinot was the Commisary General for prisoners between May 1777 and May 1778. This letter is written to the President of Pennsylvania, Thomas Wharton Jr, about a Tory prisoner who refused to swear the oath of allegiance to the state.
In this letter addressed, "Phila. 14th Feby 1778", Franklin writes Colonel Elias Boudinot interesting letter regarding feeding and clothing American prisoners in Philadelphia. Great detail on rations. Doctor advise for treatment.