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As I can make no doubt, but you will sometimes meet with a favourable oportunity of some traveller to forward this parcel, directed to Dr. Franklin, containing three books, and six copies of a pamphlet, of which the author begs you the favour of accepting a copy which accompanies the parcel, and will be delivred to you by Mr. Barrois le jeun, I hope you will, in regard to our venerable old...
Recieve my harty thanks for your kind offers to take under your care any parcel, which my old venerable friend Dr. Franklin may direct to me or I to him. Permit me to begg you one favour, viz. to send to the Imperial Ambassadour such parcels (if there should be sent any to you) which by their bulk or weight should exceed much a common letter, or of a weight above 2 or three ounces, but I...
Extracted from AL (draft): Yale University Library This letter paraphrases what must have been a long one from Franklin, now missing, that was written shortly after he received the news of Saratoga. The paraphrase makes clear that Austin, the carrier of that news, had brought a great many more details about the campaign, some of them anecdotal, than appear in the dispatches we publish; these...