Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Dumas, 1 August 1780

To Dumas

Transcript: National Archives

Passy 1st. Agt. 1780.


The Bearer of this, Mr. appleton, is lately arrived from Boston. He is recommended to me as a young Gentleman of excellent character, & as such, I beg leave to introduce him to your acquaintance and Civilities.6

With great Esteem, I am Dear Sir your most obedient & most humble Servant.

B. Franklin.

M. Dumas.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6John Appleton had been recommended to BF by Samuel Cooper: XXXII, 109. While he was in Paris Appleton sent BF an undated note accepting his invitation to have dinner on Sunday. APS. After leaving Paris he met JA in Leiden and accompanied him to Amsterdam: Adams Correspondence, III, 390n; Taylor, J.Q. Adams Diary, I, 52.

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