Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Marquis de Deux-Ponts, 22 August 1783

From the Marquis de Deux-Ponts8

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Tugny near Reims August the 22d. 1783


I put so much confidence in your Excellencys friendship to me, that I depend on your forgiveness, for the freedom I take, to beg of you the conveyance of the inclos’d to Chevr. La Luzerne which includes some Lines to my american friends. I shall be very particularly oblig’d to you for it and am with wery respectfull sentiments Your Excellencys Most obedient Servant

De Deuxponts

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8The newly married eldest son of the duchesse de Deux-Ponts; see her letter of May 24 and Kéralio’s of Aug. 7. He was named a chevalier de Saint-Louis on June 13, by which time, it seems, he had already been elevated from a comte to a marquis: Mazas, Ordre de Saint-Louis, II, 349–50.

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