Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from ——— Thibouzet: Poem: résumé, 15 October 1781

From ——— Thibouzet: Poem

AD:2 American Philosophical Society

<Rue Jean-Robert, hôtel d’Estrées, Paris, October 15, 1781, in French: Thibouzet dedicates to Franklin three pages of rhymed couplets, unequal in length and erratic in spelling. The poet wishes to rally a discouraged America, unhappy victim of more than four centuries of tyrannical oppression. He praises France as America’s courageous defender and Franklin as another Moses saved from the water to rescue his nation with laws both beautiful and wise.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2A border of flowers frames each page and a design of two hearts inside a third decorates the first and last pages.

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