Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from ――― Lecoq, 28 July 1777: résumé

From ––– Lecoq4

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<Paris, July 28, 1777, in French: To whom should one apply, a merchant friend of mine has written to ask, for a privateer’s commission? It is for a worthy Bostonian, who is in port with a ten-gun ship and crew. When you reply,5 I will write him to say whether he should make himself known.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4He signs himself as a master goldsmith and jeweler.

5BF did, on Aug. 11.

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