Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Gérard de Rayneval, 31 August 1779

To Gérard de Rayneval

LS:6 Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; copy: Library of Congress

Passy Augt 31. 1779.


I received Yesterday Evening, in good Order the Packet you were so obliging as to send me, & which had been missing.7 I am sorry you have had any Uneasiness about it. I received also by the Hands of M. De Chaumont the Packet directed to Mr. Adams.

With great Esteem, I have the honour to be Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Servant

B Franklin

M. Gerard de Raynevalle.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6In WTF’s hand.

7BF apparently had used Ferdinand Grand to tell Rayneval a certain packet had not arrived; an Aug. 29 apology from Rayneval to Grand is among BF’s papers at the APS.

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