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To Benjamin Franklin from Achille-Guillaume Lebègue de Presle, 10 May 1781

From Achille-Guillaume Lebègue de Presle

ALS: American Philosophical Society

ce 10 mai 81

Jai lhonneur denvoyer a votre Excellence l’ouvrage de Scheele2 qu’elle m’avoit chargé de remettre a mr Turgot et que jai reclamé pour elle depuis la mort de ce Ministre.

Je prie votre Excellence d’agreer les assurances de mon respect

Lebegue De Presle

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742–1786) was one of the founders of organic chemistry and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His treatise on air and fire was translated from German into French in 1781: Traité chimique de l’air et du feu (Paris, 1781). Scheele’s career is discussed in the Dictionary of Scientific Biography, but that entry does not include a bibliography of his printed works.

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