Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jean de Neufville & fils, 2 December 1782

From Jean de Neufville & fils

LS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Amsterdam 2d. Decr. 1782


We had the honour of Addressing your Excellcy. on the 24th. Octr. last on the subject of 4 Small Continl. Bills endors’d by Mr. Wm. Foster for The Honble. R R Livingston, on Which we have no reply.

We now are to give you advice of having Endorsed 2 Continl. Bills No. 279 & 280—in date of 31st Jany. 1782 for 300 Dollrs. pble. to George putnam—which we hereby accordingly do agreable to the directions by said Mr. Putnam’s Endorsement—8 There remains only for us to add the respectful Sentiments With Which we have the honour to be Your Excellency’s Most Obedt. Humble Servants

John DE Neufville Son

His Excellency Dr. B Franklin Ministr. plenipo: for the States of Amca. at the Court of Versailles

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8According to the ledger of loan office bills kept by WTF (XXXVII, 439n) these two bills were accepted by Ferdinand Grand on Dec. 6.

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