Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Claude-Gabriel de Choisy and Pierre-François de Béville, 28 April 1783

From Claude-Gabriel de Choisy8 and Pierre-François de Béville9

AL:1 American Philosophical Society

ce 28 avril 1783.

Mrs. de choisy et de Béville Sont venu pour Saluer Son Excellence le Docteur Franklin et luy faire leur remerciments de la Medaille2 qu’il a bien voulu leur envoyer./.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Choisy (b. 1723) was a maréchal de camp who had served with Rochambeau. Like Béville, he recently had returned to France aboard the frigate Emeraude: DBF; Bodinier, Dictionnaire; Six, Dictionnaire biographique; Rice and Brown, eds., Rochambeau’s Army, I, 84n and passim.

9For whom see Du Bouchet to BF, March 17.

1In Choisy’s hand.

2Doubtless a Libertas Americana medal.

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