Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Vergennes, 14 March 1779

To Vergennes

LS: Walter R. Benjamin Autographs, Inc., Hunter, New York (1982); copy: Library of Congress

Passy, March 14. 1779.


The Gout having again attacked me, and confined me to my Chair, I find I shall not be able to present myself at Versailles on Tuesday.3 Your Excellency will have the Goodness to excuse me, and believe me ever, with the sincerest Esteem and Respect. Your most obedient & most humble Servant.

B Franklin

His Exy. Count De Vergennes.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3March 16; see Vergennes’ letter of the 7th arranging for BF to present his credentials as minister plenipotentiary.

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