Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Madame Durey de Meinières, 31 August 1783

To Madame Durey de Meinières

ALS: Yale University Library

Passy, Augt 31. 1783.—

I send with great Pleasure the Constitutions of America2 to my dear & much respected Neighbour, being happy to have any thing in my Power to give that she will do me the honour to accept, and that may be agreable to her. I am, ever, with sincere Esteem, my dear Friend, Yours most affectionately

B Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Which she had requested in the letter immediately above. BF’s inscription (presumably in that work) read: “A Madame / Madame la Présidente de Manières de la part du B. Franklin.” The loose flyleaf is quoted in Charles Hamilton Autographs, Inc., catalog 31 (1959), item 72.

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