Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to Vergennes, 6 May 1778

The American Commissioners to Vergennes4

AL (draft):5 American Philosophical Society

Passy, Wednesday May 6 [1778]

Messieurs Franklin, Lee and Adams present their respectful Compliments to his Excellency le Comte de Vergennes, are extreamly sensible of his good Offices in obtaining the King’s Orders relating to the Presentation of Mr. Adams to his Majesty on Friday next, and will do themselves the Honour of waiting on his Excellency on that Day agreable to his obliging Invitation.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4In response to his letter above, May 4.

5In BF’s hand. At the head of the page is a pencil sketch of a funnel inserted in a beaker; bubbles are rising from the funnel.

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