Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Sartine, 4 October 1780

To Sartine

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, 4 Oct. 1780.


Your Excellency will perceive by the inclosed Passports the Grounds on which they were given.6 The Person to whom they were granted is apprehensive that they will not be a Sufficient Protection against French armed Vessels, & desires to have like passes from your Excellency, which if there is no impropriety, I beg may be granted to him.

With great Respect, I have the Honour to be, Sir, Your Excellency’s &c.

M. De Sartine.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6The passports were for Thomas Collins, who wrote BF on Sept. 28, above.

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