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From Benjamin Franklin to Benjamin Vaughan, 19 January 1783

To Benjamin Vaughan

ALS: William L. Clements Library

Passy. Sunday morng. Jan. 19. 83.

My dear Friend,

I should have been at Versailles this Morning as you desired,6 tho’ I had no clear Conception, from what you said to me, how my going could be of Use; but late last Night I received a Note from M. de V. [Vergennes] which postpones the Interview till tomorrow at 10 aClock. Your Brother7 tells me that you would have come out here to day if you had not imagined I should be at Versailles. I dine at home without Company, and shall be glad of yours; being ever Yours most affectionately

B Franklin

B Vaughan Esqr

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6See Vaughan to BF, Jan. 18.

7Samuel Vaughan, Jr. (1762–1802), who had been in Paris with his brother since at least Oct. 17: John H. Sheppard, Reminiscences of the Vaughan Family … (Boston, 1865), p. 26; Klingelhofer, Matthew Ridley’s Diary, p. 121.

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