Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Gabriel Johonnot, 15 February 1782

To Gabriel Johonnot

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy 15. Feb. 1782


I received the Letter you honoured me with dated the 4 Inst.9 & inclosing 4 Setts of Exchange on Boston for the Sum of one hundred and forty six Pounds Sterling, being the Amount of Advances on your Account. Herewith I return your Recet. for the 100. Louis I lent you that Sum being included in your Draft.1

As you kindly offer to take Charge of any Letters I may wish to send to America, I take the Liberty of sending you the inclosed of which I beg your Care.

Wishing you an agreable Passage & I [a] happy meeting with your Family and Friends.2

I have the honour to be Sir, Your &c.

Col. Johonnot.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]


1See our annotation of BF to Johonnot, Jan. 24, above. BF forwarded these four bills to JW, who returned them for BF’s endorsement: JW to WTF, March 2, APS.

2Johonnot arrived in Baltimore about the beginning of July: Samuel Cooper to BF, Sept. 6 (Mass. Hist. Soc.). We do not know which letters he carried.

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