Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Henry Grand, [c. 25 November 1777?]

From Henry5 Grand

AL: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

[c. November 25?, 17776]

Mr. Hy. Grand is come up to pay his most humble Respects to Doctor Francklin. Was excessively sorry in not being fortunate enough as to meet him in order to take his Commands once more for America.

His Recomandations, is one of the great motives that engaged him to go over. He in consequence takes the Liberty to crave him not to forget them. His father on his Side will have the Honour of putting him in Mind of his Kind Promise. He should be very happy if occasions occurd of giving proofs to Doctor Francklin of the grateful Sense he will Keep for such a Service.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5He doubtless anglicized his name because he was writing in English. Henri-Maximilien was Ferdinand Grand’s second son: Lüthy, Banque protestante, II, 618.

6The day when Deane gave the young man a letter of introduction to Patrick Henry, explaining that Grand intended to settle in Virginia and go into trade or buy land, perhaps both; the next day Deane supplemented that letter with another to Benjamin Harrison. Deane Papers, II, 241–3. Henri, even if he went to America, did not settle there: Lüthy, loc. cit.

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