Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from S. and J.-H. Delap, 9 May 1778

From S. and J.-H. Delap9

ALS or LS: American Philosophical Society

Bordeaux 9 May 1778


We take the Liberty of forwarding you inclosed two Letters that have come to our Hands for you.

Two French Vessels have arrived here within these few Days from Charles Town South-Carolina. Do not learn by them there was any thing new. We have the Honor to be with greatest Respect Sir Your most obedient and humble Servants

S & J H. Delap

The Honorable Benjamin Franklin Esqre.

Addressed: To / The Honorable Benjamin Franklin / Plenipotentiary from the United States of America / at the Court of / Versailles

Notation: Delap May 9. 1778

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9In fact from Jean-Hans and perhaps in his hand; the firm retained the deceased partner’s name.

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