Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Desegray, Beaugeard fils & Cie., 7 October 1780

To Desegray, Beaugeard fils & Cie.3

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Oct. 7. 1780.


We formerly requested you to hold the Salpetre in your Hands at the Disposition of M. Schweighauser, having given him Directions to Ship it to America. As he has not had an Opportunity of doing it conveniently, and we have a Ship that can take it at l’Orient, I desire you would forward it thither by Land Cariage as soon as possible. In which you will much oblige.

Messrs. Desegray & Co.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3Written in response to JW’s letter of Sept. 30 and its enclosure.

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