Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Courtney Melmoth, 16 March 1778

From Courtney Melmoth

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Hotel D’Orleans 16. March. 1778


The Gentleman who desires to communicate his Ideas on the subjects of Powder and Saltpetre is now recover’d from his late Illness, and is the bearer of this Note, in Company with his friend.8

I am not in a Capacity to judge how far his real Merits keep pace with his Professions, but in the bare hope of his being able to make good his Pretensions I have endeavour’d to procure him an Interview. I am Sir Your most obedient Servant

Courtney Melmoth

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8See Melmoth’s letter above, March 3.

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