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From the Abbés Chalut and Arnoux to Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, [before 27 July 1780]

From the Abbés Chalut and Arnoux to Franklin and John Adams

AL:6 American Philosophical Society

dimanche. [before July 27, 1780]7

Les abbés Chalut et arnoux ont l’honneur de souhaiter le bonjour aux deux respectables deputés du Congres genéral. Ils sont bien fachés de ne pouvoir pas se rendre à l’honneur de leur invitation, pour vendredi prochain ils sont empechés Ce jour là, ce qui excite leurs regrets.8

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur franklin / Ministre plenipotentiare / des états unis d’Amerique / à Passy.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6In the hand of Arnoux.

7The day JA, who had been in Paris since Feb. 9, left for the Netherlands: WTF to JA, July 26, above; XXXI, 473n. Also possible is sometime in July, 1781, when JA was back in Paris for a few weeks, summoned by Vergennes to consult on proposals for mediating between the warring powers: Adams Correspondence, IV, 170n.

8The abbés also wrote (in Chalut’s hand) on Tuesday, Sept. 26, [1780], accepting BF’s invitation for the following Friday. APS.

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