Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Vergennes, 6 November 1782

To Vergennes

LS:7 Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; AL (draft): Library of Congress

Passy Novr. 6. 1782.


I wonder much that your Excellency has received no Letters by our Packet Boat. There were some for M. De Castries & M. de Segur. I enclose what News I have which is not in the News papers. Those will have informed you of the Unhappy Loss of the Eagle, and saving of the Money &ca.8

I am with great Respect Sir, Your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble Sert.

B Franklin

His Exy le Cte. de Vergennes.

Notation: M. De R.9

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7In WTF’s hand.

8The packet boat was the General Washington; see Joshua Barney to BF, Nov. 6. For the loss of the Aigle see Livingston to BF, Sept. 18.


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