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To Benjamin Franklin from Le Ray de Chaumont, [after 8 January 1780]

From Le Ray de Chaumont

AL: American Philosophical Society

[after January 8, 1780]6

M. de Chaumont a L’honneur de proposer a S. E Monsieur franklin d’aller faire unne visite ce matin a M. Le Comte Dorvilliers qui a Si Bien accueilli nos freres americains.7 M. franklin voudra Bien dire a quelle heure il partira Si la proposition luy Convient.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6When the comte d’Orvilliers (XXVI, 236n), the recently retired former commander of the great Franco-Spanish fleet of 1779, arrived in Paris for a visit: Lewis, Walpole Correspondence, VII, 441. During his retirement he lived in Moulins: Patterson, The Other Armada, pp. 210–11.

7Particularly John Paul Jones, whom he befriended: Morison, Jones, pp. 134, 172–3.

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