Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Jean de Neufville & fils, 28 November 1779

To Jean de Neufville & fils

LS:8 National Archives; copy: Library of Congress

Passy Nov. 28. 1779.


I received the Letter you did me the honour to write to me by the last Post, (it is without Date)9 and am glad to hear that Commodore Jones was so well fitted and ready for sailing. I hope he will arrive safe with his Ships in a good Port. I have wrote to Capt. Cunningham at Dunkerque, where he informed me he was soon to be.—1 The Letter you convey’d to me, seems to be from a Man out of his Senses: I can make nothing of it.—

I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, Your most obedient & most humble Servant.

B Franklin

Mess. J. De Neufville & fils.

Addressed: Messieurs / Messrs. Jean de Neufville / et Fils, / Negociants / a Amsterdam

Notation: Passy Nov 28. 1779 B: Franklin recu le 7 De rep le

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8In WTF’s hand.

9We print it after Nov. 18.

1Above, Nov. 22.

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