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ALS : (duplicate): Library of Congress This letter, in form to Morris but in fact to the committee, is the only one from Deane that Franklin surely saw before his departure for France; it was therefore part of his small stock of information about what would face him in Europe. The letter deals only with the preliminaries of Deane’s mission, because he reached France long after he had hoped to....
ALS : National Archives This will be presented you by The Chevallier de Kermovant, who left Old France the Sixth of April, and arrived about Fourteen days ago at Stonington by the Way of Cape François; he desires me acquaint you that his Views are truly patriotic, and that he neither Seeks reward, or Honour, but as he shall Merit; he has Letters for you, and Doctor Rush, they probably will...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Vous trouverez les trois volumes de depravation, restauration, stabilité de l’ordre légal que m: du bourg m’a fait le plaisir de vous envoyer par moy. Vous voudrez bien me faire la grace d’accepter les autres ouvrages que j’ai recueilli a paris d’après la notte que je demendai a m: du bourg, des livres qui pourroient vous faire plaisir. J’ai remis hier au...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I Gladly once more Welcom you To your own home though I Lament the occation hope by this you have Recoverd your Health and the Pheteiuge [Fatigue] of So Disagreeable a Tuor and have Resumd the Chearfull agreeable BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Pray God to Preserve you long a Blessing to your family Friends and Injurd Country. We have Disagreeable accounts from N. York...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Woedtke died shortly after writing this letter. It is part of a series that he addressed to Franklin; the earlier ones have been lost, and another on July 4 is in large part illegible. His French bears out Father Carroll’s comment that the Baron had picked up just enough polish to accentuate his awkwardness. The handwriting is on a par with the spelling,...
ALS : American Philosophical Society J’espere que le s. Colonel Allen vous aura remise ma letter par laquelle vous ne savez que trop noter situation, laquelle est la plus épineuse de nos trouppes, comme [ illegible ] que avoire [ illegible ], par [ illegible ] juge [ illegible ] nous [ illegible ] experimenté et que les Generaux [ illegible ] Sulivan [ illegible ] gouverneur [ illegible
ALS : National Archives The news in this brief note, that France was arming and, Dubourg believed, about to go to war against Britain, was more arresting than any in his letter above of June 10 to July 2, 1776. The intelligence, false as it was, must have had considerable impact in Philadelphia. The question of when it arrived, however, seems to be unanswerable. Dubourg may have sent the note...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copy: Historical Society of Pennsylvania <Lancaster, July 6, 1776: I received your favor this afternoon, and think it my duty cheerfully to accept the appointment by the Congress. My company is under marching orders to Trenton, and I am uneasy about leaving it; but I shall be happy to render my country any service in the position assigned to me. Please...
ALS : National Archives This will inform you of my proceedings since I left Cape May the 3d Instant. We left that place in Company with 13 Merchant Men, who I think all got Safe off, as we did not loose Sight of them till they got a good distance from the Land. We Saw no Ships of War at all on the Coast. We this Day fell in with Captain Mackay, in the Ship Friendship from Granada bound to...
ALS : University of Pennsylvania Library I received your kind favour of 12th Jany. but being out of Town just then, had not the pleasure of seeing and sending by Mr. Goddard, and one or other accident hath prevented my answering it before. It gives me real concern that I could not attend that respectable Body the Continental Congress but can assure you, tho my person is not, my heart is most...