Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Benjamin Putnam, 30 November 1782

From Benjamin Putnam

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Bordeaux 30th. Nov. 1782.

Honble Sir

Having this day negociated to Mr. John Augustus Byrne of this City the four Bills as undermentioned3 the first & second of which I have heretofore transmitted to you,4 & not being advisd by your Excellency of their Acceptance or payment I think it proper to mention the 1sts. of sd. Bills are accepted in your hands. Mr Byrne remitts them to his Banker Mr. Julian of Paris5 who is to recieve their Amount.

I am your Excellency’s most Hble Sert.

Benja. Putnam.

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / Ministre Plenipotentiaire des états unis de / L’amerique / prés Paris / A Passy

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3The list of bills is missing.

4Probably those sent in December, 1781: XXXVI, 239.

5Louis Julien & fils: Lüthy, Banque protestante, II, 280, 458, 699.

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