Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Woestyn frères, 17 May 1779

To Woestyn frères

Incomplete copy:5 Library of Congress

Passy May 17. 1779.


Before the Rect. of your last favour of the 11 Inst.6 I had assured M. Le Roy who wrote me on the same subject that tho’ I could not take a Part in your Ship I was very Sensible of the Honour you proposed to do me by giving her my Name, and therefore should make no objection to it. But since you desire my Consent in Writing, I hereby give it; wishing most sincerly to her and her Owners all the success that can be imagined. I have the honour to be, Gentlemen your most obedient

Mrs. Woestyn, Neg. Dunkerque

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5The remainder of the page in the letterbook, including the rest of the complimentary close and anything else that might have followed it, is missing.

6Described in our annotation of their letter of March 20, above.

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