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To Benjamin Franklin from ――― Laistre, 29 July 1777: résumé

From ––– Laistre

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<Paris, July 29, 1777, in French: Mr. Deane, I have heard, is making purchases for the former British colonies, and I have just offered him the iron kitchenware, tinned inside and out, that the French colonies import in vast quantities. I make you the same offer, with the intent of doing good to your compatriots and promoting the welfare of humanity; for every one knows the danger of copper.>

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