Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jean de Neufville, 24 December 1778

From Jean de Neufville

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Amsterdam the 24 Decr. 1778.

Highly Honour’d Sir.

I hope your Excellence will excuse my boldness in begging as particular a favour, as to order to Join the inclosed Letters to the first expeditions Yr. Ee. [Excellency] is to procure for America.4 If I enjoy’d the pleasure Yr: Ee. ever heard of me, she would know my Zeal for the new Republicq of the Thirteen United States, where to from those parts I fear we shall have no occasion to write before the Winter. Could I flatter my Self of being ever able to Serve Yr. Ee. I would always be proud of her honour’d Comands: as I will never faill to be with the greatest Regard and veneration Highly Honour’d Sir! of Your Excellence the most obedient humble Servant.

John DE Neufville

Notation: John De Neuville Amsterdam 24. Xbre. 1778.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4The enclosures are missing.

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