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To Benjamin Franklin from Robert R. Livingston, 9 January 1782

From Robert R. Livingston

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Philadelphia 9th. Jany 1782

Dear Sir

Having written very largely to you by this conveyance,5 you are troubled with this merely to recommend (at the request of the Secretary at war) Capt De Segond6 to your notice & acquaintance. I have the honor to be sir with the highest Respect & esteem Your Excellencys Most Ob Hum: Servt

Robt R Livingston

Addressed: His Excellency / Benjn. Franklin Esq, / Versailles / favor of Capt De Segond

Endorsed: Rue de Grenelle près St. Honoré hotel Lusignan

Notation: Robt. R. Livingston Phila. 9. Jany. 1782

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5Presumably the frigate Hermione, which carried Livingston’s letter of Jan. 7, above.

6Marie-Blaise-Jacques, chevalier de Segond de Sederon (1758–1832), a former captain in Pulaski’s legion who was captured at Charleston in 1780 and was now on parole. He did not return to Europe until the end of 1784: Bodinier, Dictionnaire; Morris Papers, III, 493–4, 513.

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