Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Van den Yver & Cie., 26 January 1778: résumé

From Van den Yver & Cie.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<Amsterdam, January 26, 1778, in French: Although you doubtless have good correspondents in this country, we offer our services in carrying out commissions to purchase or sell, hiring ships and arranging insurance, and handling bills of exchange; if you want to know about prices of goods, we should be glad to oblige. Parisian firms with which we are in touch are the chevalier Lambert, M. Dujardin de Ruze, and our relatives, Van den Yver frères & Cie., who will tell you about us.5>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5For these firms see Lüthy, Banque protestante, respectively II, 320, 623, and 321–4. BF later had extensive dealings with the Parisian relatives.

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