Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Antonio Francesco Salucci et fils, 18 March 1779

To Antonio Francesco Salucci et fils7

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy March 18 1779


I am honor’d with your Letter of the 5th. ult. and am glad to learn that you have ventured on an Expedition of Goods to America. I must heartily wish they may arrive safe and that the Returns may afford you an encouraging Profit. You may rely upon it that your Ship will meet with a most friendly Reception in any one of the U.S.; with all the facilities for your Commerce and all the Protection that well regulated & good Governments afford to Strangers with whom they are in Friendship. I have the honor to be &c

Mess. Ant. Bran. Salucci & freres (Livourne)

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7For the commercial venture on the Prosperité, the first ever from the port of Leghorn to the U.S., of this Tuscan firm (whose name BF apparently misread as “frères”) see XXVIII, 472–4.

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