Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from James Price, 11 July 1783

From James Price

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Paris 11 July 1783


Having lately sent a Memorial to the controuler General of finance, praying that he would permit me to sell 180 Hogds. of Jamaica prize sugars, which is now stored at Bordeaux, on paying the same duties that french sugars pay, which memorial the farmers Genl. acquaint me must be recommended by your Excellency before it can be taken notice of. If therefore it would not be thought too presuming, I would ask the favour of a line from you to the Minister on this subject,3 & have the honor to be very respectfuly Sir your most huml. Servt.

James Price

Doctor Franklin

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / Minister des Estats uni a / son hotel a / Passy

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3We have no record of a response or of any letter on the subject sent to Lefèvre d’Ormesson, Controller General of Finance.

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