Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Rocquette, Elsevier & Rocquette, 7 June 1779

From Rocquette, Elsevier & Rocquette

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Rotterdam 7 June 1779.


We observe with pleasure by your much esteemed favour of the 31st. of past month, the reception of the pacquet we sent you the forwarding of it, deserved no thanks, we shall alwaÿs be happy in finding opportunity to be usefull to you, and renew you to that End our most devoted Services.5

According to your permission we enclose you Two bills Issued by the States of America, they are Each of 1000 dollars and dated the 8th. of february 1779. pble. at same day of the year 1782. with the Intrest of 6 per Cent and Number 2348 & 2349. We’ll be oblidg’d to you to return us Same, with your Sentiments on the place where this paper is negotiable at the most advantageous footing; & what it’s Currencey is, as also if the Intrest is payable annually, or that it is onley payd once at maturity, & if it is payd in Europe, or in America.

We have the honour to be most Respectfullÿ Sir! Your most obedient & very Húmble Servants

J. Rocqúette, T. A:
Elsevier, & Brothers Rocqúette

The Honble. B: Franklin Esqr: Minister Plenipotentiary of the united States of America, at Passÿ

Addressed: To / the honble: B. Franklin Esqr. / Minister Plenipotentiary of the / of the united States of America / at / Passy near / Paris

Notation: J. Rocquettes: A Elsevier et Brothers Rocquettes, Amsterdam 7e june 1779.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5BF’s of the 31st is missing. Theirs, accompanying the packet, is dated May 24, above.

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