Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Stephen Sayre, 17 May 1779

From Stephen Sayre

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Amsterdam 17th May. 1779


I this moment arrived in the City, & have only time enough to request your Excellency, if not done already, to send me Letters of recommendation for the Govr. of Martinico, or Dominica, as I mean to sail from hence to St Eustatia, from thence visit those Islands.7

I am with all possible Respect your Excellency’s most obedient Servant

Stephen Sayre

Addressed: A Son Excellence / Benjn Franklin / Embassadour extra: / de Americque. / a Paris—

Notation: Sayee Stephen 17 May 1779.—

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7For BF’s reaction see his letter to Dumas of June 4.

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