Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from William Carmichael, [4 June 1777]

From William Carmichael

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Wednesday 4 oClock [June 4, 1777?7]


Inclosd is the Substence of Ld. Chathams motion. The court numbers show at once the hopes and intention of the Ministry. I am with much respect Your very humble Servant.

Wm. Carmichael

Addressed: A Monsr. / Monsieur le Docteur Franklin / à Passy

Notation: Carmicael

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7On May 31 the Public Advertiser reported the defeat in the House of Lords the day before, by a vote of seventy-six to twenty-six, of Lord Chatham’s motion to open peace negotiations with America. We assume that Carmichael had the news in Paris late the following Wednesday.

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