Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jan Ingenhousz, 30 August 1777

From Jan Ingenhousz

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Hotel de Monpensier Rue de Richelieu
Saturday august the 30th. 1777.

Dear Sir

I found a coach, very easy and very strong, which can keep 4 persons. The bargain, which I was able to make, is to pay 9 livres a day till the 18th and than 6 Livres a day afterwards. Thus if we stay on our journey 16 days, it will cost us only 6 louis d’ors. I am sure it will be impossible to meet with a more reasonnable bargain, as commonly I am assured a four weel carriage is double in price in comparison with one of too wheels. It will be ready in 24 hours warning.6 I expect an answer to morrow morning by a servant, as the penny post seem to be uncertain. I am respectfully your most obedient humble servant

J. Ingen Housz

Addressed: a Monsieur / Monsieur B. Franklin / a l’Hotel de Mr le Roy de chaumont / a Passy.

Notation: Ingenhouss Augt. 30th. 1777.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6For the excursion mentioned in his letter above of Aug. 26.

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