Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Silas Deane, 23 February 1781

From Silas Deane

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Paris 23d Feby 1781

Dear sir

I send You a few Letters which pray may be sent forward by Your express tomorrow Morning if You send, if not, pray to know how soon You will dispatch Your express, for if You put off for a Day, I shall improve the Time to write a Letter or Two more.9 I have the honor to be with the utmost respect Dr sir Your most Obedt. & Very huml. servt

S Deane

Addressed: His Excelly/ B Franklin Esq:

Notation: Deane Silas. Paris 23 Feb 1781

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9He wrote at least eight other letters on Feb. 23: Deane Papers, IV, 277–91. BF’s express was probably his letter of Feb. 22 to JA in Amsterdam, above.

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