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To Benjamin Franklin from Alexander Gillon, 19 January 1779

From Alexander Gillon1

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Brest the 19th. Jany. 1779

Worthy Sir

I crave your Pardon for the freedom I preuse in addressing the inclos’d to your Excellency,2 you will greatly favour me in communicating its contents to their Excellencies your Colleagues, particularly to Mr. Izard, if he is with you. I hope soon to have the satisfaction of assuring you in Person, with what Respect I am—Your Excellencies Most Obedt. hble Servt

A. Gillon

To His Excellency Benjamin Franklin Esqre Commissioner from the United States of America at the Court of Versailles

Endorsed: Capt. Gillon

1Commodore of the S.C. navy and empowered to procure three frigates in Europe for his state, Gillon came well introduced: XXVII, 47, 67, 98–9, 119.

2Enclosure not found.

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