From S. and J.-H. Delap9
ALS or LS: American Philosophical Society
Bordeaux 9 May 1778
We take the Liberty of forwarding you inclosed two Letters that have come to our Hands for you.
Two French Vessels have arrived here within these few Days from Charles Town South-Carolina. Do not learn by them there was any thing new. We have the Honor to be with greatest Respect Sir Your most obedient and humble Servants
S & J H. Delap
The Honorable Benjamin Franklin Esqre.
Addressed: To / The Honorable Benjamin Franklin / Plenipotentiary from the United States of America / at the Court of / Versailles
Notation: Delap May 9. 1778
9. In fact from Jean-Hans and perhaps in his hand; the firm retained the deceased partner’s name.