Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from David Salisbury Franks, 3 January 1782

From David Salisbury Franks

ALS: American Philosophical Society

L’orient 3d. Jany. 1781 [i.e., 1782]


I now inclose to your Excellency the Letters mention’d in my last3 & hope you will favor me with your opinion on the Subjects.

The St. James will sail by the 15th. Inst. & as soon as I receive your Excellency’s Instructions I shall be ready either to take rout of Spain or embark—in the former Case pray inform me whether I am to call for your Commands. I am Sir with the Highest Respect Your Excellencys obt. humble Sevt.

Davd. S. Franks

Notation: D.S. Franks Jany 3. 1782

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3Perhaps the papers he describes on Dec. 23, above.

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