Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Matthias Ogden, 25 August 1783

From Matthias Ogden

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Paris 25th. August 83


I take the liberty to ask if it will be perfectly agreeable to your Excellency, to present me to the King tomorrow.

The Marquis de la Fayette is at Versailles & will be present at the ceremony.9 If it should not be the least inconvenient, I will be much obliged for the honor of a seat in your Excellencys Carriage from Passy.

I have the honor to be with the utmost respect & esteem your Excellencys most obedient humble servant

M. Ogden

His Excellency Doctor Franklin

Addressed: His Excellency / Doctor Franklin / Passy

Notation: Ogden Paris 25 August 1783

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9Ogden had brought Lafayette letters from America: XXXIX, 519n; Idzerda, Lafayette Papers, V, 140n, 142.

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