Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to the Marquis de Lafayette, 19 October 1779

To the Marquis de Lafayette

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Oct 19. 1779.

Dear Sir

Nothing of the Proposals you mention9 has been communicated to me, and I therefore question their Existance.

But should Such a thing be, there is certainly no one whom I should more wish to see concern’d in the management than the Person you mention, as he is Throughly acquainted with the Subject, and a hearty friend to Those concerned. Accordingly I should immediatly take the step advis’d to Engage him. With the Highest Esteem and affection, I am. Dear sir, &c.

M. De La fayette.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9In his Oct. 11 letter.

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