Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to Jean-Daniel Schweighauser, 1 November 1778

The American Commissioners to Jean-Daniel Schweighauser3

Copy:4 Harvard University Library

Passy Novr. 1. 1778


We have receivd the enclosd from Made [Madame] Gerard Spouse of M. Gerard, Ambassador of this Court to the United States.5 She is a Lady that we much respect & if by any means you can procure her the satisfaction She requests you will exceadingly oblige Sir yr. most &c

BF & AL.

P.S. Any expence you may be at shall be thankfully repaid.

A M. Schweighauser.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3American commercial agent at Nantes and elsewhere who was one of the commissioners’ first contacts in France.

4In Arthur Lee’s hand.

5Marie-Nicole Grossart de Virly Gérard’s letter (XXVII, 630–1) sought help in recovering portraits of her and her daughter that she had shipped to her husband, Conrad-Alexandre Gérard. The goods had been captured by a British privateer.

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