Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Gourlade & Moylan, 18 March 1779

To Gourlade & Moylan

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy Mar. 18 1779


I duly received the Letters you did me the Honor to write to me of Febry. 17 & Mar. 5.5 A continued Indisposition for near five Weeks, occasioned the Delay in answering them, which I hope you will excuse. I am much obliged by your kind Congratulations. Please to accept my thankful Acknowledgements and best Wishes for your Prosperity. I know not how it happened that my Orders for delivering the Tobacco to the farmers general were so long in getting to Hand. I had sent them to M. Schweighauser at Nantes with the Bills of Lading as soon as I had Advice of the Arrival. I thank you for the Notice you so kindly gave me of the Delay. I am exceedingly sensible of the Services you have always so readily afforded us, and shall be glad of every Opportunity of demonstrating the Regard and esteem with which I have the Honor to be &c

Messrs. Gourlade & Moylan.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5The former is in XXVIII, 563; the latter is above.

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