Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to St. John de Crèvecoeur, 21 September 1781

To St. John de Crèvecoeur

AL (draft) and copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Sept. 21. 1781


I should have answered sooner your Letter of the 7th. but that it happen’d to mislaid.—5 Inclos’d I send the Letter you desire for Govr. Hancock.6 I have now no Acquaintance left in New York Government, but its Delegates to Congress, to whom you mention being already known.

Made. la Comtesse d’Houdetot has warmly recommended to me a M. Crevecoeur who had lived long in America. Please to inform me if you are the same Person.7

The Person I mention’d as coming over to be Consul General was a Col. Palfrey, whom you have probably seen with our Army.

I wish to know, if you please, what became of the Application for the Boat.

I have the honour to be, with great Esteem, Sir,

M. St. John Caen Basse Normandie.—

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]


6BF to John Hancock, immediately below.

7She wrote on Aug. 10, above.

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