From Stephen Sayre
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Amsterdam 17th May. 1779
I this moment arrived in the City, & have only time enough to request your Excellency, if not done already, to send me Letters of recommendation for the Govr. of Martinico, or Dominica, as I mean to sail from hence to St Eustatia, from thence visit those Islands.7
I am with all possible Respect your Excellency’s most obedient Servant
Addressed: A Son Excellence / Benjn Franklin / Embassadour extra: / de Americque. / a Paris—
Notation: Sayee Stephen 17 May 1779.—
7. For BF’s reaction see his letter to Dumas of June 4.