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AL : American Philosophical Society Mrs. L’Enfant, de Villefranche et de Rochefontaine Se sont presentés pour assurer Monsieur le Docteur franklin de leurs devoirs respectueux, à leur arrivée d’amerique— The wording of this note, written on a half-sheet of paper, leads us to suspect that L’Enfant had not yet called on BF , though he had been in Paris since the middle of December; see the...
ALS : New York Public Library; copy: Library of Congress I have this Day received your Favour of the 2d Instant. Every Information in my Power respecting the Balloons I sent you just before Christmas, contain’d in Copies of my Letters to Sir Joseph Banks. There is no Secret in the Affair, and I make no doubt that a Person coming from you would easily obtain a Sight of the different Balloons of...
Lt. Colo. Franks being appointed to carry to Paris one of the copies of our ratification of the Definitive treaty, and being to depart in the instant of his appointment furnishes me a hasty opportunity of obtruding myself on your recollection. Should this prove troublesome you must take the blame as having exposed yourself to my esteem by letting me become acquainted with your merit. Our...
I take the liberty in consequence of our conversation of yesterday evening with two Gentlement of the Council, commissaries in the Business of our claim to the Regency, to request your Excellency that you’ll be so kind to come at my house this morning at eleven o Clock, where you’ll also find M r. Willink, and when we’ll communicate to your Excellency the proposals of said two members of the...