Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Becker and Saltzmann, 1 August 1779

To Becker and Saltzmann9

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Aug. 1. 1779.


I received the Letter you did me the honour of writing to me, dated the 3d. of July past,1 but the Pacquet you mention containing the Cloathing of a Soldier never came to hand. Coarse Cloths are always much wanted in America and would sell well if you should send them there, but I have at present no Orders to execute, either for Cloths or Clothing. When I have I Shall remember your offers and you will hear from me. I have the honour to be Gentlemen, Your m. o. and m. h. S.

Messr. Becker and Saltzman.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9Berlin merchants with surplus uniforms for sale. They had forwarded a sample via Strasbourg: XXIX, 343.

1Described in XXIX, 343–4n.

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