Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Charretié, 28 December 1783

From John Charretié9

AL: American Philosophical Society

28 December 1783

Mr Charretié presents his best respects to his Excellency Dr Franklin he proposed having the honour of waiting upon him but his business at Versailles having prevented him, from whence he is this moment returned, with an express order from the Minister1 to sett out for London on Teusday morning, this renders his going to Passy impossible, he therefore sends the inclosed2 by a Messenger, and if his Exce has any commands for Mr Sargent or any other person Mr Charretié begs they may be sent by to morrow night to him at Mr Bousie rue du petit Bourbon F. S. G.3

Notation: Charretie 28 Dec. 1783.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9A French merchant living in London who, with BF’S recommendation, became the French government’s agent for representing the interests of French prisoners of war in England: XXXIV, 101, 152.


2The Dec. 19 letter from John and Rosamond Sargent.

3Faubourg Saint-Germain.

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