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To Benjamin Franklin from [Vergennes], [on or after 24 May 1782]

From [Vergennes]

L:7 American Philosophical Society

[on or after May 24, 1782]8

Si les deux jeunes gens qui doivent joindre Made. Ogle sont américains, et s’ils ne sont pas au service de l’angre. [angleterre], ils pourront sans inconvénient habiter Boulogne; le Commandant de cette Ville est deja prèvenu.

Made. Newenham n’a pas besoin de passeport pour entrer en france;9 Elle aura seulement l’attention de ne point faire son séjour dans un port de mer.

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur franklin, Ministre / plénipre. des Etats-unis / de Vergennes.

Notation: Madme. Newenham

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7In the hand of Gérard de Rayneval.

8Dated on the basis of BF’s letter to Anne Ogle, May 24.

9Edward Newenham had written a year earlier that he and his wife intended to visit Paris: XXXIV, 417. On July 13, below, he wrote that their journey was imminent; they were only waiting for passports to arrive. Newenham there implies that BF had sent one that had miscarried. We have no trace of either the passport or the letter requesting it. This response from Vergennes is our only indication that BF had discussed the matter with the French ministry.

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