Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from William Lee, 4 July 1777

From William Lee

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Hotel de Grand Villars Rue St. Guillaume
4 July. 1777

Dear Sir

The other day I made use of the Liberty you gave of leaving two paper percels and a letter for my Brother at your house and was sorry to be so unfortunate as not to find you at home.

Very early in the morning I set out for Havre and expect to return in 8 or 10 daies at farthest, but if in the mean time my presence here Should be requisite, a line directed to me chez Monsr. Limozin Negotiant Havre1 will find me and I will return immediately. My respectful Compliments to Mr. Franklin and remain with sincere Esteem Dear Sir Your most Obliged and Obedient Humble Servant

Wm. Lee.

Addressed: Monsieur / Monsieur Francois / chez Monsr. Chaumont / a Passi.

Notation: W. Lee July 4th 77. to BF.

1For whom see above, XXIII, 234 n.

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