Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Woestyn frères, 20 April 1779

To Woestyn frères9

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy April 20 1779


I am very sensible of the Honor you propose to do me in the naming of your Vessel; to which I have but this Objection, that I cannot merit it by taking a Part in the Enterprize. I have communicated your Scheme to some of my Friends; But they are already engaged in such Undertakings as far as they chuse to be. I shall however try some others, and I most heartily wish you all the Success imaginable.

I have the Honor to be &c

Messrs. Voestyn (Dunkirk)

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9In answer to their requests of March 20 and April 16; see above, under March 20.

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