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To Benjamin Franklin from the Comtesse de Conway, 15 December 1778

From the Comtesse de Conway7

ALS: American Philosophical Society

auxerre 15 Xbre 1778

dear father

I Long to be acquainted with the State of your heath, and to receive Some news of my husband, and of the war in america. I am hoping your juste cause Shall be for ever prosperous and Success full. I wesh you be So Kind as to instruict me with every thing Belonging to the State of my dear husband. I intend to go and See you this winter and Shall be extremely happy to assure you of my trüe friendship and esteem. I have the honour to be dear father your obedient and humble Servante

D B Conway

my Best Complimt to mrrs. great Son and adams and my other relation8

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur B. franklin / Le pere deputé des ètats / unis d’amerique / A passy / pres paris.

Notation: Conway Auxerre 15. Xbre. 1778.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Françoise-Antoinette-Jeanne Langlois du Bouchet, wife of Gen. Thomas Conway and a close friend of BF since the summer of 1777: XXIV, 486. Her earlier efforts to get news of her husband are described in XXVII, 78.

8WTF, JA, and her father-in-law, Count de Conway, had all been involved in the effort to gather news: ibid.

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