Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Reculès de Basmarein & Raimbaux, 4 June 1777: résumé

From Reculès de Basmarein & Raimbaux8

ALS or LS: American Philosophical Society

<Paris, June 4, 1777, in French: M. Vanhammé will give you this letter. He has many skills that might be useful, among them a quick and effective way to make saltpetre; and we stand back of him. He knows German, and English well enough to be understood, and is confident of making his way in America; all he wants is free passage and recommendations. We have two ships a month to the United States, but via the West Indies. Although he prefers a direct voyage, easily arranged in Nantes, we will if you prefer accommodate him gratis on one of our vessels.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8For the firm see above, XXIII, 47 n.

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