Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Baron Samuel Gustaf Hermelin, [after 7 November 1782]

From the Baron Samuel Gustaf Hermelin9

AL: American Philosophical Society

[after November 7, 1782]

Le Baron de Hermelin pour prendre congé de son Excellce, devant partir demain l’Apres diné, et il aura l’honneur demain au matin de faire sa visite chez son Excellence.1

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9Whom BF recommended to Robert R. Livingston on Nov. 7, above.

1BF was not at home when he called. WTF penned an apology below Hermelin’s note: “M. Franklin est bien faché d’etre obligé d’aller ce Matin a Paris pour Affaire,—Il a l’honneur de souhaiter un bon Voyage a M. le Baron.” WTF later added, “This Baron is the Gentleman introduced by the Swedish Ambassador.” At some time Hermelin wrote his name on the address sheet of Amelia Barry’s Sept. 20 letter, above.

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