Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to Sartine, 19 January 1779

The American Commissioners to Sartine

AL (draft):9 Massachusetts Historical Society; copies: Library of Congress, National Archives (two)

Passy Jany. 19 1779


We beg your Excellencys Pardon for delaying the inclosed Paper So long.—We had the Honour of your Letter in Season, but by some Means or other it was, not attended to so Soon as it ought.1

His Excellency M. De Sartine.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9In JA’s hand. One of the copies at the National Archives is in Ford’s hand.

1The enclosures that might have offered a clue to Sartine’s letter are missing.

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