Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Chaumont, 5 August 1779

To Chaumont

LS:4 American Philosophical Society; copy: Library of Congress

Passy August 5th. 1779.

Dear Sir,

I received your Favour of the 2d Instant. I have no farther Orders to give Capt. Jones: My best Wishes attend him & his little Fleet; and I hope soon to have the Pleasure of seeing you and my young Friend5 well at home. Being ever with the sincerest Esteem & Affection Dear Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

M. Le Ray De Chaumont.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4In WTF’s hand.

5Probably Chaumont’s son Jacques-Donatien, who we assume accompanied his father to Lorient as he had done during a trip in May: XXIX, 491.

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