Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Vergennes, 24 June 1780

To Vergennes

LS:6 Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; copy: Library of Congress

Passy June 24. 1780


In consequence of the enclosed Letter which I have received from M. Adams,7 I beg leave to request of your Excellency, that the Orders therein mentioned if not already sent, may be delayed, ’till he has prepared the Representations he proposes to lay before you on that Subject, by which it will appear that those Orders have been obtained by Misinformation.

With great and sincere Respect, I am, Your Excellency’s most obedt & most humble Servant

B Franklin

His Exy. M. le Comte De Vergennes

Notation: rep. le 30 Juin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6In WTF’s hand.

7Above, under the date of June 22. The recipient’s copy of that letter is now at the AAE.

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