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From Benjamin Franklin to Henry Laurens, 24 December 1782

To Henry Laurens

L:4 South Carolina Historical Society

Passy, 24 Decr. 82

Dr Franklin presents his Compliments to Mr Lawrens, has recd his Packet for Mr Livingston, and will forward it by the Courier, who will not leave Paris ’till Thursday,5 being to wait for Count de Vergennes Dispatches: so that any thing else that Mr. Lawrens may wish to send, will be time enough if it is here by Tomorrow Night.

Addressed: His Excellency / Henry Lawrens Esqr / &c &ca. / Paris.

Notation: Note from Dr. Franklin Passy 24th December 1782

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4In WTF’s hand.

5Dec. 26. L’Air de Lamotte advanced 288 l.t. to a courier going to Lorient around this time, and was reimbursed on Dec. 28: Account XXVII (XXXII, 4).

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