Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from –– Luet de Biscontin, 3 October 1778: résumé

From –– Luet de Biscontin2

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<Venice, October 3, 1778, in French: I wish to apply for the post of American consul in Venice. My knowledge of this Republic’s laws and customs, as well as the many personal connections I have formed over my fifteen years’ residence here, will enable me to defend American interests efficiently. I shall, if needed, provide you with references.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2He signs himself “Chancelier du Consulat de France a Venise.”

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