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From Benjamin Franklin to Henry Laurens, 3 September 1783

To Henry Laurens

ALS: South Carolina Historical Society

Passy, Sept. 3. 1783

Dear Sir,

This Line is just to acquaint you that the Definitive Treaty between England and the United States was signed this Morning at Paris, and the others are suppos’d to be sign’d at the same time at Versailles. I shall write to you fully in a Day or two. With great & sincere Esteem, I have the honour to be Dear Sir, Your most Obedt & most humble Servt

B Franklin

Honble Henry Laurens Esqr

Addressed: Honble. Henry Laurens, Esqr / Minister Plenipotentiary from the / United States of America, &c / Paris.

Endorsed: Doctr. Franklin 10th. Septem 1783. Recd. from him & answerd 21st.—

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