Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Michel-Alain Chartier de Lotbinière, 6 March 1778

To Michel-Alain Chartier de Lotbinière2

ALS: Yale University Library

Passy, March 6. 78


I am sorry I could not be at home to receive you yesterday. To-morrow morning at 9 O Clock, you may certainly find me. I name that Hour as a Time when I am least likely to be interrupted, and hoping to have the Pleasure of your Company at Breakfast. I have the honour to be, very respectfully, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

M. Lotbiniere.

Addressed: A Monsr / Monsieur Lotbiniere / à Paris

Endorsed: Lettres de Mr. franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2A French Canadian acquaintance of many years’ standing, who had come to the United States in 1776 just after BF’s departure: above, XXIII, 4–7. This is the first contact between them, as far as we know, since Lotbinière’s return to France.

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