Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Shaffer, 20 October 1781

From John Shaffer

ALS: American Philosophical Society

faubourg st marcel No 1105, le 20 Ocr 81 Paris


I have the honour to in form your Exelency that I am At libirty And have Arranged with DAutun to A great advantage there is A ballance due me by him of 30,000 Livers wich I Hope he will pay me in A few days then will have it in my power to remet to your Exelency the 12 Louis you was Kind Enough to lend me When in destress6 for wich I Ever shall Greatfully Acnoladge my self to be Your Exelencys most Obedent & Very humble Servant

J Shaffer

His Exelency Docter Franklin

Addressed: A. S. E. / Le Docteur Franklin / Ambassadeur des etat uni / De L’ Amerique, A la Cour de France / A Passÿ

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Shaffer never repaid this loan: BF to Vergennes, Jan. 17, 1784. AAE.

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