Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Michel Bonniot and Jn. Eymas Labate, 21 February 1778: résumé

From Michel Bonniot and Jn. Eymas Labate7

LS: American Philosophical Society

<Bordeaux, February 21, 1778, in French: We have received by the ship Yacht Bordelais the enclosed letter for you. It must be an old one because the ship, dispatched from Cork last August, was stopped at sea by the British and detained for some months in Falmouth. We should be happy to be of any service to you.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Bonniot was one of two brothers, Bordeaux merchants: Almanach des marchands; we have found no trace of Labate. The same person seems to have signed both names.

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