Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Comtesse Conway, 22 March 1778

From the Comtesse Conway

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Auxerre 22 m[arch1] 1778

My dear father américain,

God Bess liberty! I drunk with all my heart to the republick of the united provinces, end to your dear health. I am prepared to my departure if you will, end if it possible. Give me I pray you leave to go. I shall be happy of to live under the Laws of venerable goodman richard. Adieu my dear father I am with the most respect end tenderness, your humble Servant end your daughter

D B F Conway

Addressed: à Monsieur / Monsieur franklin / ministre plenipotenciere / des provinces unies de / L’amerique / A passy

1We assume from the opening sentences that she had just heard of the commissioners’ reception at court.

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