Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Jacques Necker, 10 April 1781

To Jacques Necker

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, April 10. 1781.


I am much oblig’d by your kind Attention to the Request of Mr. Williams, of Nantes, and beg you to accept my Thanks.6 I am with great Respect, Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Servant.

M. Necker Comptroller General of the Finances.—

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6This was presumably JW’s request about the Aurora, for which see his letter of Feb. 4. An answer had already come indirectly through Castries (annotation of JW to BF, Feb. 29), and WTF had forwarded Necker’s answer (now missing) to JW on March 31; see our annotation of JW to BF, April 2.

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