Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Castries, 5 December 1781

From Castries

L: American Philosophical Society

Vlles, ce 5 Xbre [1781?]5

M. de Castries a reçu le Paquet que Monsieur Franklin lui a addressé. Il lui en fait ses remerciements, et le prie d’agreer les nouvelles assurances de son attachement.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5This letter could also have been written in any year from 1780 to 1784 (during which Castries was naval minister and BF was at Passy). As Castries does not here acknowledge BF’s letter of Dec. 3, 1780 (XXXIV, 104–5), we believe that 1781 is the earliest likely date.

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