Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to Rocquette, Elsevier and Rocquette, 30 December 1777

The American Commissioners to Rocquette, Elsevier and Rocquette3

Copy: Connecticut Historical Society

Paris Decemr 30: 1777


Your Favors of the 1st and 4th Inst. are before us and woud sooner have been replied to, but we were in hopes to have recd. the Samples of Indigo referr’d to in yours of the 1st. They are not arrived. We are not however the less sensible of your Kindness and for the Intelligence given us of the Qualities of Indigo, and at the same time of the price of several Articles of the produce of our Country. Any Service towards increasing the Commerce of America with your Port, you may depend we shall be ever ready to give whenever in our Power. I have the Honor to remain in Behalf of Dr. Franklin and myself Gentlemen Your most Obedient and very humble Servants

Monsr. J Rocquette A Elsivier & Co Rotterdam

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3Deane, as in the previous letter, is answering for the commission; the letters he mentions are missing.

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