Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Watson & Cossoul, 14 February 1782

From Watson & Cossoul

ALS:4 American Philosophical Society

Nantes 14th. February 1782


We did ourselves the honour to write your Excellency, the 2nd. Instant, for a Passport for our brigg laying at Morlaix, we have not as yet been fav’d with your answer,5 & as we are obliged to suspend our opperations till then; we are persuaded you will excuse us, if we urge the passport as soon as possible.

We have the honour to be most respectfully Your Excellency’s Very H Sts.

Watson & Cossoul

His Excellency Doctr. Franklin Passy

Addressed: A Son Excellence / Monsieur Franklin / Ministre Plenipotentiaire de / L’Amerique / A Passy

Notation: Watson, Nantes 14 Fevr. 1782

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4In Watson’s hand.

5His answer is above, Feb. 10.

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