Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Vergennes, 23 November 1780

To Vergennes

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

Passy, Nov. 23. 1780.


Mr de Chaumont informs me that it has been agreed between your Excellency and him, that I should write you a Letter, requesting your Assurance of Payment here of the Bills I am to draw in his Favour upon the Congress for 500,000 Livres, in case they should not be paid in America. He has accordingly furnished me with the Project of such a Letter, which I have copied and send inclos’d.7 I have no Pretensions to ask this Favour of your Excellency; and if there should be any Mistake in it, I hope you will excuse me. With the greatest Respect, I am, Sir, Your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble Servant

B Franklin

M. Le Comte de Vergennes.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7BF to Vergennes, Nov. 22, above.

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