Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Marquis de Courtanvaux, [24 December, 31, or 7 January 1777]

From the Marquis de Courtanvaux1

AL: American Philosophical Society

Ce mardy [December 24 or 31, 1776, or January 7, 17772].

Le marquis de Courtanvaux envoye sçavoir des nouvelles de Monsieur francklein et l’assurer de son respect il espert avoir l’honneur de l’aller voir l’un de ces jours.

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur francklein / a l’hotel d’antragues / rue de l’Université

1The soldier turned scientist who had entertained BF during an earlier visit to Paris: above, XV, 34. A few later notes from the Marquis indicate that their social relationship continued at least through 1778.

2The three Tuesdays between BF’s arrival and his move to the Hôtel d’ Hambourg.

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