Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from ——— Quemizet, 31 January 1778: résumé

From ——— Quemizet7

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<January 31, 1778, in French: We are determined to emigrate to the colonies, either as a teacher or director of dyeing or as a master dyer, provided that we can find support on arrival. That is what we hoped to put to you yesterday at your hotel, but your absence deprived us of the pleasure. Please reply.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7He signs himself “teinturier aux Gobelins.” The tapestry manufacture had the finest dyers in Europe.

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