Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Silas Deane, 4 April 1781

From Silas Deane

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Hotel Notre Dame Paris 4th Apl. 1781

Dear sir

Mr Vanderpar a Gentleman from Zeeland prays to have the honor of waiting on You Tomorrow Morning on the subject of a Vessel taken by Capt. Jones and by him sent to America.1 If Agreeable I shall wait on You with him in the Morning at Breakfast, & doubt not but that You will be well pleased with an Acquaintance with him. Meantime I have the honor to be with the utmost respect Dear sir Your most Obedt. and very Huml. servt.

S Deane

Honle. B. Franklin Esqr

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / Ministere Plenipotentiaire des / Etats Unies de L’Amerique / a / Passy

Notation: Deane 4 avril 1781.

1Most probably this was the Van de Perre who was a partner of the firm that owned the Berkenbosch, captured by Jones in January, 1780. He had already met with Dumas to discuss the incident: XXXI, 389–90; XXXII, 221, 298–9, 429–30.

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