Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Comtesse de Conway, 31 December 1777

From the Comtesse de Conway

ALS: American Philosophical Society

To auxerre 31 Xbre. [1777]

Dear americain father

I am happy to have room to Congratulate you on Late Success of our arms in america and feel a double satisfaction to find by the papers publick that my husbend has been fortunate Enough to exceeded his zeal et bravery on Some occasions. If it true that mr. alien5 hath one letter for me, of my husband, I not had she, and I desire with all my heart receiving.

Receive dear father my Complims on the new year et my most Sincere wishes for a happy Conclusion of yours affairs in america in which I consider the happiness of my Self. Reiceive also, all my wishes particular. I wish you, good Sanité [Santé] and all your desire. I am dear father with the Sentiment of a daughter your Servante.

B. Conway

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Le docteur / francklin / A passi prés / paris / A passi

Endorsed: Made Conway

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5She meant, we assume, Jonathan Loring Austin.

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