Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Joseph Mayo, 25 October 1781

From Joseph Mayo

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Paris Octr. 25. 1781


I request the favor of your Excellency to let me know what M. De Chaumont says with respect to paying the bill of exchange. Being desirous of leaving Paris as soon as possible, in Case M. De C. still puts off discharging that debt, I must pray you will have the goodness to speak to M. Amelot concerning the lettre de Surseance, as soon as convenient to you—8 I would not be so importunate, was it not absolutely necessary that I should know before my departure9 what I have to expect on the score of the bill— I have the honor to be, With the most perfect respect, Your Excellency’s Most obt. & most humble st.

J Mayo
hotel de lEmpereur,
rüe de Grenelle. St. Honoré

His Excellency B. Franklin.

Addressed: His Excellency B. Franklin, / American Minister in France, / à Passy

Notation: Mayo. 8bre. 25. 1781.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8For Amelot see our annotation of Lamarque, Fabre, & Cie., Sept. 10, and for the lettre de surséance see Mayo’s letter of Sept. 30.

9Mayo and George Fox arrived in Brussels on Nov. 13: Mayo to WTF, Nov. 14 (APS). Mayo probably was traveling in order to reestablish his health.

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