Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Samuel Cooper Johonnot, 24 September 1781

From Samuel Cooper Johonnot

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Lyons Monday 24 sept 1781

Respected Sir

This will inform you of my safe Arrival at Lyons & of my Departure for Geneva tomorrow;8 I have taken the Liberty of addressing these two Letters to you which I shall request you to forward as soon as possible. M’r Jaume to whom I was recommended by Mess’rs Abbés & Chalus & Arnaud has treated me more like his son than like a person who is recommended to him.—9

Receive sir my sincere Thanks for all your kind & good Behaviour towards me & please to accept my hearty Wishes for every Blessing this World can afford. I must conclude this Line in subscribing myself Your most humble servant

S. Cooper Johonnot.

Addressed: To / His Excellency B. Franklin Esq’r / at / Paris

Notation: Cooper Johonnot 24 Sept. 1781.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8The young man left Paris for Lyon on Sept. 17: Gabriel Johonnot to BF, Sept. 16, above.

9Guillaume Jaume: Jaume to BF, Nov. 20, 1781 (APS).

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