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From Benjamin Franklin to Robert R. Livingston, 23 July 1783

To Robert R. Livingston7

ALS: New-York Historical Society; copy: Sächsisches Hauptstaatsarchiv

Passy, July 23. 1783—


This will be delivered to you by M. Thieriot, who goes to Philadelphia by order of his Court as Commissioner of the Commerce of Saxony, in order to establish a Correspondence between the two Countrys, that may, it is thought, be greatly advantageous to both. We have all along had many well-wishers in that Electorate, and I am told by the Minister here, who is much our Friend, that it is probable M. Thieriot may soon be vested with a Public Character among us. I beg leave therefore to recommend him earnestly to your Countenance & Protection, as well as to those Civilities you have always a Pleasure in showing to Strangers of Merit.— With great Esteem, I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Servant

B Franklin

Honble. R R Livingston Esqr

Notations: Docr. Franklin 23d. July 1784 / 23d July 1784 Docr Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7According to a series of notations on the archived copy of BF to Schönfeld, July 23 (the following document), BF provided Thieriot with identical letters addressed to Robert Morris and Michael Hillegas.

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