Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Frédéric Le Mesle, 31 July 1777: résumé

From Frédéric Le Mesle2

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<Dieppe, July 31, 1777, in French: I send you some verses in praise of our brave islanders. If you think them worth offering to the insurgent brethren, nothing more glorious could happen to me. The truth is so satisfying to an honest soul that my verses cost me nothing.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Or possibly Le Merle; his “r” and “s” are indistinguishable. He signs himself as an inhabitant of St. Domingue.

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