Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Comtesse Conway, 14 April 1777

From the Comtesse Conway

ALS: American Philosophical Society

A ville d’avray ce 14 avril 1777


I Commence to read, and write a litle the english but I Know not Speak yet that language; wherefore, I bold not, to go See you, nevertheles I pray you of Signify to me the a day, and a hour where I Can render my homage to you; I am the wiffe of thomas Conway departed by l’amphitrite, for to aid his Brother americains, end to Share the glory with them. I wait the honour of your answr with impatience. I am Sir With the best great veneration your humble Servante.

D B4 Conway

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur franklin / maison de mde [madame] de valantinoix / at passi

Notation: Countess Conway

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4Du Bouchet. She was the sister of Denis-Jean-Florimond du Bouchet, who had accompanied Conway to America and served with distinction there: Lasseray, Les Français, I, 264–6.

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