Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Silas Deane, 8 January 1778

From Silas Deane4

AL: American Philosophical Society

Thursday 4. oClock 8th. Jany. 1778

Mr. Deane’s Compliments to Docr. Franklin and prays him to be at his house Rue Royale at Six this Evening where he will meet the Gentleman Mr. Deane went this Morning to Visit on an Affair of the greatest Consequence.

Addressed: To / The Honle. Benj Franklin Esq

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4In a similar invitation to Arthur Lee, Deane explained that the meeting was at Gérard’s request: Deane Papers, II, 311. For the results see the following headnote.

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