Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Fleury, 29 January 1780

To Fleury

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Jan. 29. 1780.


Having as yet had no Medal struck here, I am not acquainted with any Artist of that sort. If you can find one, and bring him to me, I will endeavour to agree with him to get it done as soon as may be; but I cannot imagine it possible in so short a time as you mention. I cannot state any certain Sum till I have talked with the artist. I thought to enquire of Mr. Tillet hotel des Monnoyes who must be acquainted with such Artists.2 He is your Neighbour, and I wish you would request him as from me, to recommend one.

With the greatest Esteem, I have the honour to be &c.

M. Le Colonel fleury hotel de Picardy Rue de Seine.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Probably Mathieu Tillet, who had been director of the Académie des sciences in 1779. BF knew that the Académie issued medals from time to time; one had been made of him in 1778: XXIX, 275; XXVII, 567–8.

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