Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Abbés Chalut and Arnoux, 14 October 1782

From the Abbés Chalut and Arnoux

AL:7 American Philosophical Society

Paris 14 8bre 1782

Les abbés de Chalut et Arnoux assurent de leur amitié leur respectable ami. Ils lui envoyent quatre lettres de recommandation pour M. le Chevalier Neuvenham.8 Ils sont à ses ordres dans toutes les choses qui dependront deux.

Mille amitiés au cher petit fils.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7In the hand of Guillaume Arnoux. The first names of Arnoux and Jean Chalut have been supplied to us by Philippe Alasseur: Archives nationales, Minutier central, étude XVIII, 903, Sept. 3, 1792, and étude V, 2 (46), Sept. 11, 1787.

8Sir Edward Newenham. In an Oct. 13 letter to WTF, Newenham requested that BF either write or procure for him letters of introduction to friends in Lyon, Marseille, Toulon, and the Iles d’Hyères, where he and his family planned a stay of some months. Newenham also asked for advice on a matter of court etiquette: would it be proper for him, a stranger, to invite the marquis de Lafayette to dinner, an honor he would dearly like to mention on his return to Ireland? APS.

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