Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to John Diot, 28 October 1779

To John Diot

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Oct. 28. 1779.


I received your favour of the 22d Instant. inclosing the Packet of Mr. Butlers and Mr. Galwey’s Papers with the receipt for those sent to Mr. Clonard, and am extreamly oblig’d by your Care in sending them.3 As to the Trunks of Clothes, as they are advertised for sale, it seems to be best that the Person who desires to have them, and to whom I have sent the advertisement, should get some one to bid for them. With great Regard I have the honour to be. Sir, &c.

M. Diot.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3As far as we know, BF did not retain copies of Diot’s letter or any of its enclosures when he forwarded them to John Holker (see the following letter). Jean, comte Sutton de Clonard had recommended Marchant to BF: XXIX, 474–5.

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