Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Louis Tardy, 4 April 1779

From Louis Tardy5

AL: American Philosophical Society

Paris 4 April 1779

Louis Tardy presents his respects to Mr Franklin begs the favour that he will be so obliging as to give him the address, in town, of the purser of the ship of war, the Alliance.6

If you have any thing Bulky to send to Nantes I shall deliver it safe thither. I set out for that place in one day or two.

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / a Passy

Notation: L. Tardy 4 avril 1779. Paris.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5He first appeared in XXVIII, 467. As far as we know, this is his only extant letter to BF.

6Nathan Blodget.

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