Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Silas Deane, 2 July 1777

From Silas Deane

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Paris July 2d. 1777

Dear Sir

I have the pleasure of informing You by the inclosed Lettr.6 that Capt. Wicks is safe, also of sending You the English papers. Letters Received by Dr. Bancroft bring nothing New, the word of the Day in London is, Howe is not ordered for Philadelphia but to join Genls. Carleton and Bourgoyne; tant mieux pour Nous. I have the honor to be most respectfully Sir your most Obedient and Very Humble Servant

S. Deane

Addressed: The honbe / Benja. Franklin Esqr.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Probably Nicholson’s letter above of June 28, addressed to Deane and for the commissioners.

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