From Robert R. Livingston
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia 9th. Jany 1782
Having written very largely to you by this conveyance,5 you are troubled with this merely to recommend (at the request of the Secretary at war) Capt De Segond6 to your notice & acquaintance. I have the honor to be sir with the highest Respect & esteem Your Excellencys Most Ob Hum: Servt
Robt R Livingston
Addressed: His Excellency / Benjn. Franklin Esq, / Versailles / favor of Capt De Segond
Endorsed: Rue de Grenelle près St. Honoré hotel Lusignan
Notation: Robt. R. Livingston Phila. 9. Jany. 1782
5. Presumably the frigate Hermione, which carried Livingston’s letter of Jan. 7, above.
6. Marie-Blaise-Jacques, chevalier de Segond de Sederon (1758–1832), a former captain in Pulaski’s legion who was captured at Charleston in 1780 and was now on parole. He did not return to Europe until the end of 1784: Bodinier, Dictionnaire; Morris Papers, III, 493–4, 513.