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AD : American Philosophical Society M. D. propose a Messieurs F. D. et L. de leur faire des avances soit de draps, soit de fusils (du modele de 1763, controllés et tirés des propres magazins du Roy) pour la valeur de trois cent mille livres tournois, a condition que ces Messieurs lui fourniront en retour des tabacs de Virginie et de Mariland pour pareille somme, bien entendu que les achats...
AL : American Philosophical Society Le P. Bertier présente ses respects et ce livre à l’illustre Mr. Franklin. Un de ses confrères est charmé de cette occasion pour avoir l’honeur de connoître personellement un homme qu’il connoît depuis long-tems par sa réputation et par ses écrits. Addressed: Optimo Doctori / Franklin / A Passy Father Bertier was BF ’s confrère both at the Académie des...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mde. Bertin prie Messieurs Francklin et Lée de luy faire l’honneur de venir diner chez elle Samedy 9 May 1778. Addressed: A Monsieur/ Monsieur Francklin / a Passy. She was the niece by marriage of Henri-Léonard Bertin, former comptroller general of finances, and was said to have had considerable influence at court. John Adams, who acquired a high regard for...
LS : American Philosophical Society, New York Public Library, University of Virginia Library, British Library; AL (incomplete draft ): American Philosophical Society; three copies: American Philosophical Society, National Archives, Library of Congress This letter was in response to Deane’s of October 1, which was the first word from him in Paris that reached Philadelphia. He complained hotly...
Two Persons returned Yesterday from the Jerseys, who inform me, that there is a very great body of the Enemy in, & around Brunswick, but they could not ascertain the Number—one of them say’s, they were sending off Provisions &c., towards N. York. They made strict enquiry about Boats, but could not hear, of any preparations of the kind. Another Person from Crosswicks informs me, that he saw a...
21 December 1776 . Gives a detailed account of his service since 12 June 1776 as a deputy commissary general in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and he complains of having “been put to unnecessary Dificulties” by a shortage of funds. “I am nearly £6000 in advance for Supplying the Army from the best estimate I can now make a very trifle in hand have no oppertunity of communicating my case to the...
L : American Philosophical Society Mr. le Comte destaing est venut pour avoire l’honneur de voire Mr. franklin et luy demandere sy y pouras avoire un Momant deudiance [d’audience] demain sur les 9 h. edemie 10 h. du matin. Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur franklin Docteur, ancien membre / Du Congrés Général Des états unis de / L’amerique, en son hotel / A Paris . Charles-Henri, comte d’Estaing...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr. Fergusson presents compliments and wishes all happiness to doctor Franklin. He takes the liberty to send this card to doctor Franklin, to congratulate him on his safe arrival in Paris. Mr. Fergusson would be much obliged to doctor Franklin could he condescend to name an day and an hour when Mr. Fergusson could have the honour to personaly pay his...
ALS : American Philosophical Society J’ai pris la liberté de vous ecrire par M. de Basmarein frere de mon neveu. Je luy ai recommandé de vous presenter ma lettre sitôt son arrivée a Paris. J’ose esperer, Monsieur, que vous trouverés bon qu’il profite de vos bontés, et qu’il vous assure quelque fois de ses respects pendant le sejour qu’il fera en la capitalle. J’ay eû l’honneur de vous informer...
I have received the Honor of yours of the 16th & 18th Instant. I have the Pleasure to acquaint your Excellency that on the 19th Instant a Detachment of our Troops Consisting Partly of Continental Troops and Partly of the Militia of Orange and Ulster Counties, having marched Down to the English Neighbourhood in the night Deceived the Sentinel and Surprised the Out Guard of Colonel Buskirks...