Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Nicolas-Maurice Gellée, 24 March 1779

From Nicolas-Maurice Gellée

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Passy March 24 1779


When you have been pleased to accept of my Services as Secretary, you did me the Honor to mention that, in Case I should after some Time be found fit, you would make a more particular Agreement.3

I thought it most proper, before reminding you of the Matter, to wait till the Affairs should be settled on a more firm Basis, as they are now, when your Correspondence likely to spread wider around, influenc’d by your one Genius, will afford me in many Respects more Occasions of proving to you my Zeal for your Person and your Cause.

With the utmost Respect and strongest Attachment I have the Honour to be Sir your most obedient and most humble Servant

N M Gellée

His Excy. B Franklin

Notation: Gellé, Mar 24. 1779.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3For Gellée’s hiring see XXVI, 287n.

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