Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Vergennes, 15 November 1780

To Vergennes

LS:5 Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Nov. 15. 1780


I thank your Excellency for the Information contain’d in the Letter you did me honour of writing to me the 12th. Instant, relating to the American Prisoners at Lisbon. Mr. Dohrman was, I think, appointed by the Congress to take care of them. I do not know the Reason of his Discontinuing that Care. But if he has not resumed it, or does not chuse to do it, I will thankfully repay any Expence the Consul of France may judge proper to order for the relief of those unfortunate People, as well as what has already been incurr’d; and shall write accordingly to Lisbon.

With the greatest Respect I am, Sir, Your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble Sert.

B Franklin

His Exy the Count De Vergennes

Notation: envoyé la lettre à M Brochier

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

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