Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to [Penet], 25 March 1777

To [Penet]

ALS (draft): Library of Congress

Passy, near Paris, Mar. 25. 1777.

Dear Sir,

The Bearer, M. de Bert, is desirous of going to America. He goes at his own Expence, but will want Advice about his Passage. As he is your Countryman, I cannot do better for him, than to introduce him to you and to recommend him to your Civilities, as a Gentleman of Character and Merit.9

I receiv’d your Favour by Mr. Rumsey,1 and am glad to hear of your Welfare, and that your Operations for the Congress go on well. There is no doubt, but that finding themselves faithfully serv’d, their Confidence in you must increase proportionably. I am, Sir, Your most humble Servant

B Franklin


[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9De Bert de Majan and Penet were both Alsatians.

1Penet’s letter above, March 11.

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