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From Benjamin Franklin to Desegray & Cie., 21 January 1782

To Desegray & Cie.5

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Jan. 21. 1782.


I have just received the Letter you did me the Honour of writing to me the 9th. Instant.6 I am much obliged to you for the kind assistance you afford to my poor Country-men. Please to accept my thankful Acknowledgements, and I will upon Sight pay your Drafts on me for the Account of your Disbursements. With great Regard I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, &c—

Messrs. Desegray & Co.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5A St. Malo firm which years earlier had signed itself Desegray, Beaugeard fils & Cie. (XXIV, 315–16; XXVI, 255).

6Missing, but it concerned their aid to twenty-six American seamen; see the firm’s letter of Feb. 15, below.

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