Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to ——— Durif de Cazaneuve, 19 March 1779

To ——— Durif de Cazaneuve3

Copy:4 Library of Congress

Passy March 19 1779


It wou’d be a Pleasure to me if I could comply with your Request, and every other of the same Nature; But the great Excess of Demands upon me for Advances of Money, above the Supplies I receive obliges me to refuse all that are not of absolute Necessity. As M. Adams is now at Nantes, who probably is acquainted with you, I imagine he has been good enough to furnish you. I am, Sir, y. m. o. h. S.


M. Cazenauve

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3A former ship captain and British prisoner, who had wished BF to advance him money on a disputed bill of exchange: XXVIII, 581–2.

4Like the one to Blodget, immediately above, this letter was lined through.

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