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To Benjamin Franklin from Barbeu-Dubourg, 14 November 1777

From Barbeu-Dubourg

ALS: American Philosophical Society

14e. 9bre. 1777.

Je vous prie, Mon cher Maitre, d’accorder un moment d’audience a Monsieur henry Du Bois Negociant d’Amsterdam,9 qui a des choses tout a fait interessantes a vous communiquer, et que j’espere que vous ne serez pas faché de connoitre. J’ai l’honneur de vous souhaiter le bonjour et de vous renouveller les assurances de mon parfait attachement

Dubourg

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur franklin / A Passy

Notation: Dubourg 14. 9b. 77

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9Dubois, as he spelled himself, was a merchant dealing in linen, lace, and haberdashery: information from the Amsterdam archives kindly furnished us by Prof. J.W. Schulte Nordholt. This introduction bore some fruit, for Dubois saw BF again in Paris the following March, and subsequently assisted in the relief of an American prisoner in England: to BF, Feb. 25, 1779, APS.

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