Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Louis Le Veillard fils, 19 February 1781

To Louis Le Veillard fils8

ALS: Mrs. Stuart Chevalier (Pasadena, California, 1958)

Passy, Feb. 19. 81


I am asham’d to desire your Care of so large a Pacquet.9 If you have not Room for it in your Baggage, please to return it by the Bearer. I inclose two Letters recommending you, and I wish you a good Journey. I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8The son of BF’s neighbor Louis-Guillaume Le Veillard, he was a close friend of WTF’s, with whom he exchanged numerous letters. He planned to sail to America aboard the Marquis de Lafayette and arrived in Lorient on March 1: Lopez, Lafayette, p. 219.

9It contained seeds for Edward Duffield, which Le Veillard was asked to keep dry: WTF to Le Veillard, Feb. 20 (Library of Congress).

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