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ALS : American Philosophical Society I have written to Captain Jones relative to my having a passage on board of the Alliance. It will be agreeable to me to stay in Paris with my family until she is ready to sail, & I should be obliged to you if you would let me know when you think it proper for me to set out for L’Orient, & what Passengers are to go in her. I have the honour to be Sir your...
Copy: National Archives Being desirous of returning to america we request that the Alliance may be orderd to convey us thither. We are induced to desire this not only from a regard to our own safety but also from a sense of the dishonor it woud reflect on our Country to have persons returning from the employments we have filled in her service, made prisoners in trading Vessels or obliged to...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr. & Mrs. Izard present their Compliments to Dr. Franklin, & will have the honour of waiting on him to dinner on Monday the 5th. of July.— Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / Ministre Plenipotentiaire / des Etats Unis de l’Amerique / à Passy.— In the husband’s hand.
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania We have been informed that the destination of the Alliance Frigate has been altered, & that she is not to sail immediately for America. We can not help expressing our great uneasiness at this measure, as we are of opinion that there is no service, in which she can be so usefully employed, as that of convoying the Vessels bound thither. Many of our...
ALS : American Philosophical Society You promised in the presence of your Colleagues Mr. Lee, & Mr. Adams to send me a copy of the Letter which you wrote as an answer to mine of the 2d. instant, & to which those Gentlemen did not think proper to sign their names. This promise was made eight days ago, & I call upon you to fulfil it. If you will at the same time favour me with all your reasons,...
I had the honor of writing to you, on the 2d. instant informing you that the credit which I had received from the Commissioners was exhausted, and that I shoud be obligd to you if you woud let me know whether it was most agreable to you to renew it, or that I shoud draw on you for what money I might have occasion for. As this matter appeard to require no great deliberation, I expected to have...
Copy: National Archives I had the honor of writing to you, in the 2d. instant informg. you that the credit wch. I had receivd from the Commissioners was exhausted, & that I should be obligd to you if you woud let me know whether it was most agreeble to you to renew it, or that I shoud draw on you for what money I might have occasion for. As this matter appeard to acquire no great deliberation,...
ALS : American Philosophical Society The credit which I received on the public Banker, from the Commissioners is exhausted; & I should be obliged to you if you would let me know whether it is most agreeable to you to renew that credit, or that I should draw on you for what money I may have occasion for. I have the honour to be Gentlemen Your most obt. hble Servt. Addressed: To / The Honble...
I have just been favoured with a communication of M. de Sartine’s Letter to you of 7th. instant, in which I am referred to a course of Law for the recovery of my Baggage, on board the Ship Nile, carried into Marseilles by a French Privateer. This I can not approve of, as my claim is founded on an Article in the Treaty which expressly declares that the goods of an American put on board of an...
ALS : American Philosophical Society <Paris, October 10, 1778: Mr. Sartine’s letter to you of the 7th, in which I am referred to the courts to recover my baggage, has just reached me. I disagree, since my claim is founded on an article of the treaty guaranteeing the return of American goods without delay and on demand. I am the more surprised as the minister, well aware that my name was not on...
I have received information that the Ship Nile, Captn. Goldsmith has been taken, and carried into Marseilles. She was bound from London to Leghorn, and had on board Twenty Packages of Baggage belonging to me. These Packages are marked, and numbered in the following manner AB A Monsieur Monsieur Antoine Martinelli Negotiant, pour remettre a Monsieur l’Abbé Niccoli a Livourne No. 1 a 20. My own...
ALS : Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères <Paris, September 21, 1778: I have learned that the ship Nile , Captain Goldsmith, has been taken while bound from London to Leghorn and brought into Marseilles. She carried 20 packages of my baggage addressed to Monsieur Antoine Martinelli, merchant, to be delivered to the abbé Niccoli. My name doesn’t appear on them as this might have...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copies: National Archives, South Carolina Historical Society; two transcripts: National Archives <Paris, August 25, 1778: I lately received a letter from Florence recommending we attempt to involve the French court as security in any attempt to procure a loan in Genoa. Should I apply to the count de Vergennes on the subject or do you believe the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copy and two transcripts: National Archives; copy: South Carolina Historical Society Mr. Pringle, who was the bearer of my last Letter, has given me an account of his conversation with you on the subject of it. It would have been much more satisfactory to me, if instead of speaking to him about the contents of it, you had done me the honour of writing an...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I have the honour of sending you an extract of a Letter received from Charles Town, in South Carolina, dated the 12th. of February. “A dreadful fire broke out in the morning of the 15th. January, the North end of Union-Street, which has consumed the most beautiful part of the Town. Upon the alarm’s being given, a number of people with all the engines were...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copy and two transcripts: National Archives; transcript: South Carolina Historical Society It is with the utmost astonishment that I find myself so often obliged to remind you of your engagement to me. You have repeatedly given me the strongest assurances that you would justify your conduct to me in writing, but you have not kept your word. Dr. Bancroft,...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copy and two transcripts: National Archives; transcript: South Carolina Historical Society It is with reluctance that I find myself compelled to be again troublesome to you: Your conduct has given me great uneasiness. I have repeatedly complained to you, and you have several times verbally, and by Letter promised me an explanation of it. It is of great...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copy and two transcripts: National Archives; transcript: South Carolina Historical Society I received yesterday the Treaty of Alliance, and the alterations that have been made in the Treaty of Commerce proposed by Congress, from the hands of your Grandson; and likewise a Letter from you, which informs me that much, and very important business has hitherto...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copy and two transcripts: National Archives; transcript: South Carolina Historical Society I have seen the person you have referred to me, and who is desirous of my recommending him to you for a Passport to go into Italy. He says that he was born in South Carolina; but has been so long out of it, that he neither knows anybody there, nor does anybody know...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I intend to set out, as soon as my Gout and the weather will permit me, for the Court to which I have the honour of being appointed by Congress. It will be proper for me to be acquainted with such parts of your proceedings at the Court of France as will be of any assistance to me in fulfilling the objects of my Commission. You will therefore be pleased to...
ALS : American Philosophical Society When Congress did me the honour to send me a Commission, and Instructions for the Court of Tuscany, they did not inform me to whom I was to apply for money to bear my expenses. I therefore think it proper to apply to you, to know if you have any money belonging to them in your hands, and if it is agreeable to you for that purpose to give me a Letter of...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; three copies: National Archives; copy: South Carolina Historical Society I was yesterday favoured with your Letter containing a maxim, which though a very old one, I am bound to thank you for; and can assure you that so far from disapproving of it, it has been one of the constant rules of my life. If you will be pleased to recollect the most extraordinary...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; three copies: National Archives; copy: South Carolina Historical Society Article XIII of the proposed commercial treaty that Franklin had brought with him prohibited French export duties on West Indian molasses coming into the United States. This provision had raised uncertainties at the start, and the commissioners had been empowered to waive it if need...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr. and Mrs. Izard present their Compliments to Dr. Franklin, and desire the honour of his company to dinner on Friday the 30th. of January. Addressed: A Monsr. / Monsr. le Docteur Franklin / à / Passy. In the husband’s hand.
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr. & Mrs. Izard present their Compliments to Dr. Franklin, and will have the honour of waiting on him to dinner next Wednesday. Addressed: A Monsr. / Monsr. le Dr. Franklin / à Passy. Notation: Mr Izard In the husband’s hand.
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr. Izard’s Compliments to Dr. Franklin, and returns him the Newspapers he was so obliging as to send him. Mr. Izard encloses the Gazette Extraordinary, which gives an account of the evacuation of Mud Island, and Red Bank. Howe’s Letter gives us reason to expect news of very great importance soon. Addressed: A Monsr. / Monsr. le Dr. Franklin / a / Passy...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I am desirous of having a little conversation with you, and shall therefore be obliged to you if you will favour me with your company either this, or tomorrow evening. If you are engaged at both the times I have mentioned, you will be so good as to write me when I may expect the pleasure of seeing you, as I shall take care not to be interrupted by company....
ALS : American Philosophical Society I had the honour of receiving this day the Commission, and Instructions from Congress, which you were so obliging as to send me. Accept of my thanks, and believe me to be with great regard Gentlemen Your most Obedient Humble Servant Addressed: To / The Honble. Benjamin Franklin / Silas Deane, & / Arthur Lee Esqrs. As commissioner to Tuscany, enclosed in the...
AL : American Philosophical Society I heartily congratulate you on your arrival in Europe. The Gentleman who will present this to you is the son of Mr. Henry Laurens of South Carolina the Vice President of the Province. He is warmly attached to the cause of his Country, and desirous of being presented to you. I am happy in having it in my power to do him so acceptable a piece of service. With...