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From Benjamin Franklin to Dubuysson, 24 November 1781

To Dubuysson7

AL (draft) and copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Nov. 24. 1781


On reading over again, and reconsidering your Papers, it did not appear to me necessary that I should write to the Ministers in your Favour,8 the Recommendations you bring directly from Congress being superior to any that could proceed from me; and it would be absurd in me to suppose that mine could add weight to them. Being however truly sensible of your Merit, I wish you Success in your Application: and have the Honour to be Sir,

Le Chevalier Du Buysson

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7In answer to his of Nov. 21, above.

8BF here drafted but deleted, “and Indeed there would be an Impropriety.”

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