Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Dominique-Louis Ethis de Corny, 23 April 1783

From Dominique-Louis Ethis de Corny

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Paris the 23th. aprile 1783

Dear Sir

I am Requested to introduce to your Excellency Mr. D’Acosta gentleman of Nantes, Vho has some Business Relating to the north america.5 He Desires to have the honor of Waiting on your Excellency. If you Will Be so Kind as give me the notice of Day Vherein I may Lead this gentleman to Passy, in the Next Weeck, I shall traduce your Answer to Mr. D’acosta.

I have the honor to be With great respect and faithfull attachment Dear sir your Excellency’s the most humble and Dutiful servant

De Corny

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5Fourteen months earlier, BF had accepted a bill of exchange from North America presented by D’Acosta (XXXVI, 566). The merchant may have had another to present or perhaps wished to renew trading (see XXIX, 365).

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