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From Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Grenville, 10 May 1782

To Thomas Grenville

AL (draft)7 and copy:8 Library of Congress; transcripts: Massachusetts Historical Society, National Archives

Passy Friday Evening May 10.— [1782]

Mr Franklin presents his Compliments to Mr Grenville, with Thanks for the Information of his Courier’s Departure, and his kind Offer of forwarding Mr F.’s Letters, who accepts the Favour, & encloses two.9

The Marquis de la Fayette & Mr Oswald will do Mr Franklin the honour of breakfasting with him to-morrow between 9 and 10 oClock. Mr Franklin will be happy to have the Company also of Mr Grenville if agreable to him. He should have waited on Mr Grenville to day at Paris, but that he imagin’d Mr G. was at Versailles.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Drafted on the same sheet as Grenville’s note written earlier in the day (above). BF marked Grenville’s note “A” and this answer “B”.

8The copy and transcripts are in BF’s journal of the peace negotiations.

9His letters to Fox and Shelburne of this date.

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