From Samuel Cooper Johonnot
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Lyons Monday 24 sept 1781
This will inform you of my safe Arrival at Lyons & of my Departure for Geneva tomorrow;8 I have taken the Liberty of addressing these two Letters to you which I shall request you to forward as soon as possible. M’r Jaume to whom I was recommended by Mess’rs Abbés & Chalus & Arnaud has treated me more like his son than like a person who is recommended to him.—9
Receive sir my sincere Thanks for all your kind & good Behaviour towards me & please to accept my hearty Wishes for every Blessing this World can afford. I must conclude this Line in subscribing myself Your most humble servant
S. Cooper Johonnot.
Addressed: To / His Excellency B. Franklin Esq’r / at / Paris
Notation: Cooper Johonnot 24 Sept. 1781.
8. The young man left Paris for Lyon on Sept. 17: Gabriel Johonnot to BF, Sept. 16, above.
9. Guillaume Jaume: Jaume to BF, Nov. 20, 1781 (APS).