Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Gérard de Rayneval, 2 February 1782

To Gérard de Rayneval

LS:7 Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Feb. 2. 1782


I now send for M. le Comte de Vergennes, the Letter you were so kind as to advise relating to the Dutch Loan.8 and I beg you would procure a Note from his Excellency to M. de Fleury, for the Payment of 500,000 £s to M. Grand,9 where it is immediately wanted, he being already near 300,000 l.t. in Advance for us.

With great & sincere Esteem I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Sert.

B Franklin

M. Gerard de Rayneval

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7In WTF’s hand.

8BF to Vergennes, Feb. 1, above.

9BF signed a loan certificate for 500,000 l.t. on Feb. 8; see our annotation of Vergennes’ Dec. 31 Letter.

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