Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to [Anthony Todd], 27 September 1783

To [Anthony Todd]

Press copy of ALS: American Philosophical Society

Passy, Sept. 27. 1783.


I receiv’d last Night your Favour of the 19th. Inst. and have this Day sent to propose a Meeting on the Subject with Mr. Couteulx;8 but he was not in Town. I shall do what you desire of me as soon as may be.

Be so good as to forward the enclos’d,9 if not too late, by your next Wednesday’s Mail, and let me Know by a Line if it was in time.

With great Esteem, I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Undoubtedly Barthélémy-Jean-Louis Le Couteulx de la Noraye (1752–1799), the partner in Le Couteulx & Cie. who took charge of administering the French packet boat service: XL, 400n; Geneviève Daridan, MM. Le Couteulx et Cie., banquiers à Paris: un clan familial dans la crise du XVIIIe siècle (Paris, 1994), pp. 53, 66, 329.

9BF to Boudinot, Sept. 27; see Todd’s answer of Oct. 3, below.

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