Copy: Library of Congress
[between April 6 and 26, 1782]2
Mr. Franklin is extreamly sensible of the honour done him by the Academy of Siences and Arts at Padua in electing him one of their Numbers, and of the very obliging Manner in which Mr. l’Ambassador de Venise has been pleased to communicate to him the notice of that election. Mr. Franklin will himself make his Acknowledgements to the Academy in a Letter, and begs M. L’Ambassador to be assured of his great & sincere Respect.
La lettre cy dessus a été envoyé en François.
2. The dates on which Delfino notified BF of his election (above) and BF wrote to the president of the Academy, Caldani (below).