Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Larwood, Van Hasselt & Van Suchtelen, 21 March 1782

From Larwood, Van Hasselt & Van Suchtelen6

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Amsterdam the 21st March 1782

Honnourable Sir!

We are honnoured with your Excellency’s much respected favour of 11th Instt.7 and well observe the Contents, for which please to accept our Thanks; the honnourable John Adams Esqr. hath accepted the 51 bills in question to gether f. 40958:—Bank8 & in consequence thereof these bills have been duely paid to us.

We beg leave to make Your Excellency an offer of our best Services here & we have the honnour to remain most sincerely Honnourable Sir! Your Excellencys Most Obedt & most humble Servants

Larwood VAN Hasselt VAN Suchtelen

Addressed: The Honnourable Benjn: / Franklin Esqr. / Commissioner for the United States / of North America / at / Passy / near Paris

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6This is the last extant letter from this Amsterdam merchant firm (XXXVI, 575n).

7XXXVI, 681.

840,958 florins banco, which were worth slightly more than florins: XXXIII, 360n, 361n, 492n.

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