Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Laignel Sauvage, 7 August 1777: résumé

From Laignel Sauvage

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<Calais, August 7, in French: A local shoemaker offers two thousand pairs of shoes at 3 l.t. 12 sols the pair; do you want them? I advanced four Louis to Mr. Meulens, an officer in the Berwick regiment who wanted to go to Liége and had no money, and who is now in the American service;9 please repay me if you can. Nowhere are shirts cheaper than here; I offer you my services.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9Thomas Mullens, Conway’s subordinate, who had gone to America in 1776 and served with distinction: Bodinier, Dictionnaire.

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