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Horneca, Fizeaux & Co. to Benjamin Franklin: A Translation, 7 September 1778

Horneca, Fizeaux & Co. to Benjamin Franklin: A Translation

Amsterdam, 7 September 1778


We have just received from Mr. Whitall the book containing the promissory notes from Congress, along with their coupons and your signatures.1

Now all we require to begin their negotiation is your orders and instructions relative to the expenses and allowances that we may grant the buyers in addition to the stipulated 5 per cent interest.

We have the honor to be, very respectfully, gentlemen, your very humble and very obedient servants

Horneca, Fizeaux & Co.

RC (PPAmP: Franklin Papers); addressed: “A Leur Excellençes Messieurs Les Ministres Plênipotentiaries, des Etats Unis de L’Amérique Septentrionalle A Passy.”

1See the Commissioners’ letter of 31 Aug. (vol. 6:411–413) and Horneca, Fizeaux & Co.’s reply of 17 Sept. (below).

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