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
2. Which 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.