Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Desegray & Cie., 15 February 1782

From Desegray & Cie.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

St. Malo’s 15th. feby. 1782.

Most honble. Sir

In Conformity of your Orders by your favour of the 21th. Jany. We have drawn on you £. 232. [l.t.] payable the 20th. instt. to the order of Mr. Olive,7 wch. we beg you’ll order to be paid, being the Amount of our disbursement for 26. American Seamen according to our Letter of the 9th. ulto.8

We are with great respect Most honble. sir Your most obedient humble Servants

DeSegray & Co.

Notation: De Segray & Co. 5. Fevr. à St. Malo—1782.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Possibly Nicolas-Marie-Pierre-Toussaint Olive, caissier général des Etats de Bretagne: Lüthy, Banque protestante, II, 528, 625n, 838.

8Their bill was honored on March 2: Account XXVII (XXXII, 4). This is the last extant communication between BF and the St. Malo firm.

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