Benjamin Franklin Papers Part 7 -- Letters to Franklin

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Date: 1783 | Size: 1 section, 1,083 items

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Letters to Benjamin Franklin
17831083 item(s)
XXVII, 3. Chester, André.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 1A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 3

Marseilles. Enclosing a memoir and various certificates [5p.] from persons in authority, setting forth his zeal as English interpreter at Marseilles; his efforts to aid all Americans stranded in that port, and his desire and fitness for the position of American Consul at Marseilles. Requests Franklin to obtain a permit which will allow Charles Adam Duff to remain some time in Marseilles. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 1. Johonnot, Samuel Cooper, 1768-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 1A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 1

Geneva. Account of his and Benny [Franklin Bache]'s success in their studies; prizes they will receive from the hands of the President of the College; hopes for peace and a speedy return to his native country.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 2. Steuben, Wilhelm Augustine von, 1699-1783.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 1L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVII, 2

Custrin. Begs that the annexed letter may be forwarded to Congress; has already directed several in the same manner to his son, who is a general officer in the service of the United States, without receiving any answer; begs a line of explanantion from Dr. Franklin. (In German). See LIX, 46 for an English translation.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

LIX, 46. Steuben, Wilhelm Augustine von, 1699-1783.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 1L. in 3d P. 1p.LIX, 46

Custrin. Begs that the annexed letter may be forwarded to Congress; has already directed several in the same manner to his son, who is a general officer in the service of the United States, without receiving any answer; begs a line of explanantion from Dr. Franklin. English translation. For German version, see XXVII, 2.

XXVII, 5. Corny, Dominique-Louis Ethis de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 2A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 5

Paris. Desiring to know if the American ship Washington has sailed; M. de Veimerange wishes information about it. He and Madame De Corny hope Franklin will choose an early date to drink tea with them.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 4. Moreau-DuFourneau, Jacob.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 2A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 4

Saint Florentin. Begging him to forward the enclosed reply to Lord George Fox whom he hears has left France for England. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 6. St. John de Crèvecoeur, J. Hector, 1735-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 3A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 6

Caen. Informing Franklin that certain records of the Province of New York were sent by Samuel Bayard on board an English ship and are now in the Tower of London; though useless to Great Britain now that peace is declared, believes they must be of great importance to New York. Congratulates Franklin on the happy issue and wishes him every blessing in the future.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 8. Hillegas, Michael, 1729-1804.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 6A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 8

Philadelphia. Introducing William Wood, a connection of Franklin's old friend Mr. Thomas Bond and the Newbolds of New Jersey, who is endeavoring in a commercial way to increase his fortune. Reminds Franklin of Mr. Clarkson's request as to the possibility of obtaining a complete set of the Encyclopaedia.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 9. Barney, Joshua, 1759-1818.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 7A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 9

L'Orient. Acknowledging Franklin's despatches with the money; expects to sail in the morning; sorry he could not carry the news of peace as expected.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 10. Damboix, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 7A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 10

Mar D'Azil. One of five or six young men who desire to go to Boston and establish themselves in business; their families are poor and unable to furnish them with means to carry out their plan; desires to know if Congress offers any encouragement to would-be citizens. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 12. Grammont, ------, Marquis de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 7A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 12

Paris. Desiring Franklin to name a time when he may have the pleasure of an interview. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 13. Hill, James. Hill, Charles.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 7A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 13

Bordeaux. Reminding him of his promise to give them a letter of recommendation to some of his friends in Philadelphia or Boston provided he received a letter from Dr. Thomas Percival, certifying on their identity; enclosing Dr. Percival's letter [1p.] as well as one from their brother Joseph Hill, of Manchester [1p.]; have taken their passage on the American ship Minerva.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 11. Prost de Royer, Antoine-François, 1729-1784.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 7A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 11

Lyons. Read with delight the first laws drawn up by Franklin for Pennsylvania; sends him the first two volumes of his "Dictionnaire de Jurisprudence et des Arrets "; refers him to certain articles which he thinks may prove specially interesting. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 14. Hodgson, William, 1725-1784.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 8A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 14

London. Positive orders from the Admiralty for all American prisoners to be sent to Morlaix, where they wish the English prisoners to be awaiting them; hopes something will occur to clear Congress of having refused to comply with the agreement made in England for the exchange of Lieutenant-Colonel Tarleton, Simcoc and Captain MacLean, for whom they will release any officers in New York. Desires the earliest intelligence of the ultimatum.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

LV, 14a. Hodgson, William, 1725-1784.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 8L. 1p.LV, 14a

London. Has been at the Secretary's Office relative to the exchange of prisoners; the Admiralty ordered vessels to depart immediately with all American prisoners; these prisoners are to be sent to Morlaix where he desires Dr. Franklin to send the English prisoners. (Press copy of an extract.)

General physical description: L. 1p.

XXVII, 18. Chapel, Jacques.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 9A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 18

Valenciennes. Will send him certain samples of his manufactures which he begs may be sent with Franklin's recommendation to the the most reputable merchants in America and to American manufacturers in certain French towns; when peace is declared, desires the position of paymaster. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 16. Coffyn, Francis.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 9A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 16

Dunkirk. Thomas Connelly, an American taken prisoner by a Guernsey corsair on his passage from L'Orient to Philadelphia; his escape from an English prison and his arrival in France; advanced him a certain sum of money on Franklin's account. (In French.) A. E. by Dr. Franklin. Give him five louis, taking his notes, etc., and direct him to go via Orleans.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 17. Pio, Luigi de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 9L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVII, 17

Paris. Sending Franklin a letter arrived from Naples. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXVIII, 123. Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 9A.L.S. 2p.XXXVIII, 123

Nantes. Sending enclosed, letters to Lord Shelburne and Mr. Vaughan; thinks the subject worth a national claim; begs Franklin to add a line to his letter to Lord Shelburne.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXV, 91. Bondfield, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 January] 11A.L.S. 1p.XXV, 91

Bordeaux. Arrival of the Don Galvez from Salem, which she left December 1st.; at that time, M. de. Vandreuil with the fleet remained at Boston and did not expect to sail untill the end of the month. Fresh cruelties committed by the Indians on the back settlements near Sunbury.

XXVII, 19. D'ron, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 11A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 19

Nantes. Concerning a debt owing him by one Fritz Sellier who left for Boston and has not since been heard from; begs for information of his present whereabouts. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 22 (OS). Laskowski, Joseph Corabita de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 12A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 22 (OS)

Galicia. Begs Franklin to procure him a suitable and remunerative occupation in America. (In Latin.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 21. Le Veillard, Louis Guillaume, 1733-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 12A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 21

Passy. Writes on behalf of M. [Louis] de Boislandry, merchant of L'Aigle, who desires an interview with Franklin. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 20. Sandoz-Rollin, Daniel Alphonse de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 12L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVII, 20

Paris. Sends the subjoined memoir of the Maritime Society of Prussia; hopes he will read and answer it to prove that he has fulfilled his commission. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXIX, 145. Cadet-de-Vaux, Antoine-Alexis, 1743-1828.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 13A.L.S. 2p.XXIX, 145

Paris. M. [Alexandre Théodore Brongniart, of the Royal Academy of Architecture, has had an impression struck off of the medal intended to commemorate the Union of America and France; their wish to present this to Franklin in person; begs for an audience on Thursday. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 23. Grubb, Richard.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 13L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVII, 23

Paris. Desiring a passport for England via Calais.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XLIII, 214. Macarty, R.. Macarty, William.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783] January 13L. in 3d P. 1p.XLIII, 214

Sorry they cannot dine with him.

XXVII, 24. Servin, Antoine-Nicolas, 1746-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 13A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 24

Rouen. Hopes to wait on him in Paris with a copy of his work [de la Legislature Criminelle]; desired to bring out especially the vices of the criminal legislation of England. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

LXXI, 57. St. Olympe, Chevalier de.
to William Temple Franklin
1783 January 14N. in 3d P. 1p.LXXI, 57

Paris. Thanks Franklin for lending him Abbé Raynal's book which he read with interest. Will return Abbé Raynal's letter to Franklin in a few days. (In French.)

General physical description: N. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVII, 30. Appé, Léonard.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 16A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 30

Paris. Preferring his claim for three months' wages and his share of the prize-money during his service as a volunteer on board the American frigate Providence in the fall of 1778; enclosing a letter from Louvel [1p.], Agent at Paimboeuf, certifying his statements. In French. See also: XXVII, 86.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 29. Curson, Samuel.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 16A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 29

Marseilles. Wishes to know if an American will be permitted to establish a business house in Lisbon.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 26. Mandat de Fraguier, Marie Françoise Félicité.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 16A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 26

Paris. Sending the enclosed memoir [1p.] from le Sieur Nivière, who desires to obtain the post of Consul at Lyons; a man of merit. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 27. Penide, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 16A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 27

Lyons. Concerning a plan on the part of himself and two others to establish a silk manufactory in America; desires his advice. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 25. Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de, 1719-1787.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 16L.S. 2p.XXVII, 25

Versailles. Sending him a copy of a memoir from Messrs. Faure, Donneau and Co., of Marseilles, owners of the ship L'Élégante; Franklin has been fully informed of the details of this affair and can therefore judge of the justice of the demand for indemnity; begs Franklin to use his influence to procure this firms their just dues; thinks it unjust that French merchants should be the unfortunate victims of such reprehensible conduct as that of the commander of the militia at "Carlerscreck." (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 32. Houdetot, Elisabeth Françoise Sophie La Live de Bellegarde, Comtesse d', 1730-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 17L.S. 2p.XXVII, 32

Paris. Inconsolable at missing Franklin's visit; desired greatly to see him and congratulate him on the happy peace; requests his and his grandson's presence at a musicale she gives on the 30th. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 31. Le Roy, Jean Baptiste, 1720-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 17A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 31

Paris. Reasons why he has not been to Passy; begs Franklin to name a day when he will dine with Madame Le Roy and himself. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 33. Faujas-de-St.-Fond, cit. (Barthélemy), 1741-1819.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 19A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 33

Paris. Sending a specimen of the new metal, used for sheathing vessels; description of the nails which it is fastened. Sending also a curious stone found in Sicily; use made of it by the inhabitants; process by which the bitumen is removed; enclosing another copy of his work on "La Pouzzolane" which he begs may be sent to the person in charge of the ports of public works in America.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 34. Gastellier, René-Georges, 1741-1821.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 19A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 34

Montargis. Thanks him for accepting the dedication of his work; will comply with the conditions dictated by Franklin's modesty and delicacy. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XL, 26. Gastellier, René-Georges, 1741-1821.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 19A.L.S. 1p.XL, 26

Acknowledging with gratitude Franklin's permission to dedicate his book to him. In French. In duplicate. (See also: XL, 30)

XL, 30. Gastellier, René-Georges, 1741-1821.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 19A.L.S. 1p.XL, 30

Acknowledging with gratitude Franklin's permission to dedicate his book to him. In French. In duplicate. (See also: XL, 26)

XXVII, 35 (OS). Backhaus, Jean Guillaume.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 20A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 35 (OS)

Hanover. Enclosing a memoir [4p.] which he begs Franklin to place before the Congress with a favorable recommendation; the advantages of a commercial alliance between Germany and America; superior position of Hamburg as a residence for an accredited agent of the United States; applies for such a position. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 37. Garos, Louis-Julien, 1739-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 20A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 37

Fontenay-le-Comte. Writes on behalf of Frenchman, le Sieur François Gray [?] who deserted his regiment in France, and took up his residence in Philadelphia; certain sums due him by inheritance which the Government thinks he should forfeit as a deserter; begs Franklin to procure his pardon from the French Government in order that he may enter into possession of his just inheritance. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 36. Millet, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 20A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 36

Paris. Concerning a bill for groceries bought by M. Duchemin for Dr. Franklin's use. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XLI, 69. Messey, Louis François Antoine Nicolas, Marquis de, 1748-1821.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 After January 20]A.L.S. 2p.XLI, 69

Congratulating Franklin on the great part he has played in America's independence; desires to be a witness of all the homage which his countrymen will render to his heroic virtues. In French.

XXVII, 40. Caffieri, Jean-Jacques, 1725-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 22A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 40

Paris. Franklin's country knows how to appreciate his great services; in case America should desire to leave to posterity a monument to this glorious event or one to those patriots who have sacrificed their lives in the cause, begs Franklin to employ his talents. (In French)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 38. Duriquet, Abbé ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 22A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 38

Paris. Offering his verses in honor of the peace; placed Franklin's name beside those of Louis XVI and de Vergennes; enumerates Franklin's great achievements. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 41. Gebhard, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 22A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 41

Strasbourg. Begging Franklin to forward the enclosed letter to his father. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 39. Trout, Joseph.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 22L.S. 3p.XXVII, 39

Niort Castle. Natives of Massachusetts and followers of the sea; taken prisoners by an English privateer and carried into New York, where they were kept eight months on board a prison ship and then sent to England; on their arrival, they chose, rather than go on board a man-of-war or into prison, to take passage on board a vessel bound for the West Indies; this ship captured by a French man-of-war; in spite of being Americans they were conveyed to a French prison; begs Franklin to obtain their release.

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 42. Brongniart, Alexandre-Theodore, 1739-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 23A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 42

Paris. Sending two new proofs of the medal; points out certain imperfections which will be corrected. Reminds Franklin of his promise to tell him what should be written on the lower part of the medal. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

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XXIV, 41. St. Auban, Jacques-Antoine Baratier, Marquis de.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783] January 23A.L.S. 1p.XXIV, 41

Paris. Delights at America's successes. (In French.) A.E. By Dr. Franklin. Is sensibly touched by his kind expressions. It is the work of God and the King of France. (In French.)

XXVII, 45. Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 24A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 45

Philadelphia. As soon as his letter by Miss [S.] Beckwith was received, she and Mr. Bache waited on her and requested her to stay with them till she could be agreeably settled; promises that she shall never want warm friends in America.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 44. La Touche-Tréville, Louis-Réné-Madeleine Le Vassor, Comte de, 1745-1804.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 24A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 44

Paris. Congratulating Franklin on the independence of the United states and sending him the annexed letter forwarded from London. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XL, 167. Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, 1743-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 January 24]L. in 3d P.1p.XL, 167

Congratulating him on the approaching peace and begging him to dine with them on the 27th. (In French.)

Other Descriptive Information: See Library of Congress Quarterly Journal of Current Acquisitions, August 1947, vol. 4, no. 4.

XXVII, 48. Perrault, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 24A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 48

Deux-ponts. Desires to become a citizen of the United States, and to find some useful employment; begs Franklin to put him in the way of obtaining his passage over. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 47. Smith, Jacob .
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 24A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 47

Mill Prison. Describing the wretched condition of his fellow prisoners; the French, Dutch and Spanish receive clothes and money, but the poor Americans are given nothing; there are 160 men all told and one half are without shoes and stockings.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XLI, 127. Beckwith, Sally.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783] January 25A. L. S. 5p.XLI, 127

Philadelphia. Kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Bache; happy in finding that her scheme cannot fail of success; describes Franklin's four grandchildren.

LXXI, 50b. Le Roy, Jean Baptiste, 1720-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 January 25]1p.LXXI, 50b

Asks Franklin to send him for translation the discourse which he is reported to have made to the King. (In French.)

XXVII, 49. Martineau, L..
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 25A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 49

Bordeaux. Concerning his project of establishing a sugar-refinery at Philadelphia; desires to know if Congress will defray certain expenses and grant certain liberties. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVIII, 124. Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 25A.L.S. 1p.XXXVIII, 124

Nantes. His father staying with him; expects to wait on Franklin shortly. Acknowledging his note to Lord Shelburne. Just received the news of peace.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVIII, 125. Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 25A.L.S. 1p.XXXVIII, 125

Nantes. Introducing his friend Major Samuel White, who is in the business of obtaining passports for the American ships outward bound.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 50.5. Hodgson, William, 1725-1784.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 26A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 50.5

London. Waited on the Secretary of State with the discharge of the officers, and obtained his consent for the cartel vessel to go to L'Orient. Congratulating him on the glorious and honorable termination of the war. Reminds him of his promise to sketch out the wisest and best conduct for England to pursue with respect to America, after independence is acknowledged. Desires to enter into commercial relations with America; wishes a pass for his vessel called the Mary, and begs Mr. W[illiam] T[emple] Franklin to procure him one from the Spanish and French Ministers; apprehensions of her being captured before hostilities finally cease.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXIV, 44.5. Williams, Jonathan, 1719-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783] January 26A.L.S. 1p.XXIV, 44.5

Nantes. Announcing his safe arrival after a passage of twenty days. Congratulating him on the good news of peace.

XXVII, 53. Charles Gilibert et Compagnie.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 27A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 53

Lyons. Concerning a letter received from Mr. John Hoskins Stone, merchant in Annapolis, Maryland, with an invoice of goods; desire to know if they may place confidence in this gentleman and execute his orders. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 51. Fanning, Nathaniel, 1755-1805.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 27A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 51

Dunkirk Gaol. Advised not to desist in his petition to Franklin, who can procure him his enlargement; can prove that he is a native of New London.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 52. Kéralio, Agathon Guynement, Chevalier de, 1723-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 27A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 52

Forbach. Sending Franklin his congratulations and those of the Comtesse de Forbach on the approaching peace. A few lines of affection and admiration in the Countess' hand. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 55. Grasse, François Joseph Paul de Grasse, Comte de, 1722-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 28A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 55

Paris. Congratulates Franklin on the signing of the preliminaries of peace, and on the independence of America; encloses a letter of congratulation to the President of Congress; hopes this proof of his attachment to America will be as acceptable as the one he rendered at Yorktown. Wishes to send him also one of his memoirs on the naval battle of April 12th to prove his blamelessness in the affair. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 54. Ingenhousz, Jan, 1730-1799.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 28A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 54

Vienna. Account of an experiment in electricity; desires to dedicate his work to Franklin; has received a request from the Great Duke of Russia for a copy of the French edition and the German translation. Desires information of a machine which raises water by means of a rope. Begs Franklin to look over the letters of a Mr. Valltravers who is in desperate need of some employment. Advice how to treat his attacks of gout; published in Latin some years before a dissertation on how to treat gout, gravel, etc., translated from Dr. [Nathaniel] Hulme [Nieuwe, veilige en gemaklijke manier, om den steen (etc.). Rotterdam, 1778], explains his theory. Attitude of England towards his country; England's policy in granting independence to America is to better crush France. Printed, in part, in Hale's Franklin in France, II, 254.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 57. Kümmel, Adam Christian.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 28A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 57

Brieg. Sends him nine treatises on the valuation of gold coins throughout the states of Europe; has fifty-three more treatises which he will send also if Franklin desires it; has been engaged on this work for twenty-five or thirty years; believes this knowledge of the comparative values of various moneys will probably be of great advantage to a growing commercial power like America; applies to Franklin to render him assistance to get his works printed. (In German.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XL, 195. Kümmel, Adam Christian.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 January 28]L. in 3d P. 2p.XL, 195

Occupied for thirty years in making comparative tables of the monies of Europe; sends Franklin nine of these tables, which he begs him to introduce into the United States; hopes to realize enough from them to print the remaining fifty-three tables. In French.

XXXVIII, 126. Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 28A.L.S. 2p.XXXVIII, 126

Nantes. Desires to know if the prohibition on English goods in America ceases with the declaration of peace; also, if tobacco already imported into France will be received in England. Questions of returning to England the few prisoners still in Nantes.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 61. Barclay, Thomas, 1728-1793.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 29A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 61

L'Orient. Congratulating him on the independence of America. Desires passports from the British Minister so that several American vessels in the harbor may sail without delay; gives a list of the ships; all carry public supplies; importance of getting them to America before the shipments from England arrive.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 58. Garthshore, Maxwell, 1732-1812.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 29L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVII, 58

Paris. Expressing great regret at being obliged to leave Paris without paying his respects to Franklin; except on one occasion which, owing to the drunkenness of his coachman, was at a very improper hour.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVII, 62. Jay, John, 1745-1829.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 29A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 62

Paris. Desires to know if Franklin can provide for the payment of Mr. Johnson's bills, in case he accepts them.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XL, 39. Moore, ------. Nevill, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 29L in 3d P. 1p.XL, 39

Paris. From Ireland; ask permission to pay their respects to him before leaving Paris.

General physical description: L in 3d P. 1p.

XLIV, 202. Nogaret, François Félix, 1740-1831.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783] January 29A.L.S. 1p.XLIV, 202

Versailles. Hopes Franklin has regained health. Asks him to accept as a gift the portrait of the Archbishop of Paris which will soon be engraved and delivered to him. In French

XXVII, 60. Pettit, Charles, 1736-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 29A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 60

Philadelphia. Recommending to Franklin's notice his son, Andrew Pettit.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 59. Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835. Vaughan, Samuel, 1762-1827.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 29L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVII, 59

Paris. Regretting their inability to accept his invitation for Sunday. Enclose a list of books which they desire returned.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVII, 64. Lafreté, Angélique-Michéle-Rosalie Jogues de Martinville.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 30L.S. 2p.XXVII, 64

Paris. M. de Labarre, desires to go to America under Franklin's protection; M. and Mme. la Vicomtesse de la Herreria are much interested in him; trusts Franklin will oblige them in this matter. Her health still delicate; begs Franklin to come and see her. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XXVI, 79. La Salle d'Offémont, Adrien Nicolas Piédefer, Marquis de, 1734-1818.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 January 30]A.L.S. 2 p.XXVI, 79

Paris. The [Masonic] Brotherhood of the Nine Sisters desire to send a deputation to Franklin to felicitate him on the approaching peace. In French

XXVII, 63. Meyronnet Saint-Marc, Jean-Pierre Balthazard, Chevalier de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 30L.S. 2p.XXVII, 63

Lisbon. The Vice-Consul of France at the Island of Fayal, desires reimbursement for expenses he incurred on behalf of five Americans whom he sent back to their native country; mentions the names of people in Passy at whose houses he had the pleasure of meeting Franklin. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 65. Wets, Jean Guild.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 30A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 65

Bruges. Intention of their firm to sent some vessels to America for the purposes of trade; apply to Franklin for some information, especially as to the name of trustworthy American firms.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 68 (OS). Aubremé, Veuve d'.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 31A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 68 (OS)

Brussels. Congratulating him on the independence of America, and his glorious part in the great event. Their desire to establish commercial relations with America; if this plan is practicable, begs Franklin to recommend some firm in Boston or Philadelphia to whom they can consign their vessels. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 66. Brongniart, Alexandre-Theodore, 1739-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 31L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVII, 66

Paris. Desiring to know if he received two new proofs of the medal, as well as that with the head of liberty; reminding him that he has not yet stated what he desires engraved at each side. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVII, 67. Illens, ------ de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 31A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 67

Marseilles. Hope of obtaining the considerable sum due him from South Carolina; now that peace has been declared, hopes America will satisfy the creditors who came to her aid in time of trouble; desires to know whether the debt will be paid in goods or land. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 66.5. Williams, Jonathan, 1719-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 31A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 66.5

Nantes. Recommending to Franklin President Wheelock and his brother.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVIII, 127. Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 January 31A.L.S. 2p.XXXVIII, 127

Nantes. Introducing the Hon. John Wheelock, President of Dartmouth College, who has come to Europe to obtain donations for an institution of learning.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

LXIII, 2. Unidentified.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 JanuaryMem. 2p.LXIII, 2

Passy. Proposition for furnishing table supplies and catering for Dr. Franklin. (In French.)

General physical description: Mem. 2p.

LXXII, 21. Chavel, Antoinette-Cecile. Haufmann, Christian Karl. St. Huberti, ------, Mademoiselle.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 Before February 1]1 p.LXXII, 21

Invitation to a concert at the Concert des Amateurs, where Franklin would be the guest of honor. Two entrance tickets attached. In French

XXVII, 69. Boyer, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 1L.S. 2p.XXVII, 69

Bordeaux. Desires to establish a glass-works in America; willing to undertake the expense if Congress will accord him all the privileges and facilities in their power. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XLIII, 204. Laurens, Martha.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 Before February 2]A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XLIII, 204

Paris. Asks him to send any letters for her by bearer.

XXVII, 70. Lotbinière, Michel-Alain Chartier de, 1723-1798.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 2A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 70

Paris. His delight at America's independence; disappointed that Canada was not united as a fourteenth province; indignant at the boundary line being drawn at Lat. 41° N.; explains the value to America of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain; desires an interview on the subject with Franklin and Adams. Lands he owns near Crown Point, extending to Lake George and including Ticonderoga; hopes Franklin will uphold these claims before Congress. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 71. Ridley, Matthew, 1749-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 2A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 71

Paris. Enclosing the power of attorney to be certified; dictates a simple form which he can use.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 74 (OS). Coulougnac et Compagnie.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 3A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 74 (OS)

Nantes. Debt owing them by the State of Virginia through the agency of M. Penct; encloses a memoir [2p.] which will give him an exact idea of the entire transaction; begs him to appoint a commission to look into their titles; much further delay in the payment of this sum will result in their ruin; will suspend all legal proceedings until they hear his decision in the matter. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 73 (OS). Feron, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 3A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 73 (OS)

Vernon. Desires Franklin at least to indicate the cheapest route to America, as well as the most temperate climate in which to settle. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 77. Fizeaux, Grand, et Compagnie.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 3L.S. 1p.XXVII, 77

Amsterdam. Mr. [Robert] Morris's bill was paid and another was drawn on Dr. Franklin for their reimbursement. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 75. Loyseau, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 3A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 75

Paris. Interested in a steel-works near Paris; desires to know if there is any market for this product in America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 72. Vaughan, Samuel, 1762-1827.
to William Temple Franklin
1783 February 3L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVII, 72

Paris. Desires Franklin to forward any letters addressed to Miss Laurens to his care; accident which delayed the party's journey to London.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVII, 80. Connelly and Sons.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 4A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 80

Dunkirk. Account of their firm; desires him to recommend them to some good houses at Boston, Charleston, Philadelphia and New York, and to appoint Philip or Joseph Connelly Consul at Dunkirk.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXIX, 127. Faudoas, Léonard, Vicomte de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 4A.L.S. 2p.XXIX, 127

Paris. Begging for letters of recommendation on behalf of a merchant-captain in Havre-de-Grace, who is about to sail for Philadelphia. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 78. Houdetot, Elisabeth Françoise Sophie La Live de Bellegarde, Comtesse d', 1730-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 4L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVII, 78

Paris. Regrets that she must see Franklin eight days later than she had expected. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVII, 81. Lenoble, ------ de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 4A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 81

Hanau. Spent a considerable time in America and desires to return there and enter army. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 79. Stourm, Jean-Louis.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 4A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 79

Bellfort. Congratulations on the independence of America. Sends an essay of his, entitled "Le Royaume Imaginaire." (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 83. Brossière, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 5A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 83

L'Orient. Desiring information concerning M. Loch, whether his present wife is living and when the marriage took place; one of his parishioners, Mlle. Desbois, thought for a long time to be the wife of M. Loch, denies this fact and is desirous of accepting an offer of marriage; cannot perform the ceremony until he receives the desired information. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 84. Walker, George.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 5A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 84

Calais. Congratulates him on the declaration of peace. Introduced himself to Mr. Oswald on his passage through Calais and asked him England's intentions as regarded the ruined planters of Barbadoes; expects no redress of a public nature and despairs of even a private one; wishes to be put in the way of earning a livelihood.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 82. Campo-de-Arbe, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 5A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 82

Paris. Begs for recommendations among Franklin's acquaintance. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 86. Appé, Léonard.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 6A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 86

Writes again about a claim based on his sevice to the Americans (see also: XXVII, 30). In French.

XXVII, 88. Defay, Mademoiselle ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 6A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 88

Paris. Congratulates him on the peace. Begs him to accede to the prayers of M. Gastellier. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 87. Ostervald, Samuel Frédéric, 1713-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 6A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 87

Neufchatel. He and his associates are the founders and directors of a printing house; liberty of the press enjoyed in Switzerland; begs Franklin to recommend his firm to the leading libraries in America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 85. Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de, 1719-1787.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 6L.S. 2p.XXVII, 85

Versailles. Concerning the loan of six millions of livres which the king proposes to grant to Congress. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 90 (OS). Backhaus, Jean Guillaume.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 7A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 90 (OS)

Hanover. Proposes a German regiment for the use of America and to recruit it mainly from the Germans who will return from service in that country; the details of his plan; asks for Franklin's endorsement. (In French.) A.E. by Dr. Franklin. The United States will probably not keep up a standing army; most of the Germans likely to settle in America rather than return to Europe; has no authority to set on foot the negotiations he suggests.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 91 (OS). Delius, Arnold.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 7A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 91 (OS)

Bremen. Has been established in Bremen for nearly twenty years and has dealt extensively in linen and other merchandise for exportation; his present intention to send a vessel laden with merchandise to Boston and to make the voyage himself as supercargo; begs for a letter of recommendation to the President of Congress.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 89. Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de, 1719-1787.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 7L.S. 1p.XXVII, 89

Versailles. Sends him a copy of a letter just received from le Marquis de Castrics [2p.] , narrating the indecent manner in which four distinguished French officers were treated by Captain Thomas Smith of the privateer, "General Garveret"; hopes Franklin will use his authority to punish the offenders. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 76. Byde, Thomas Plumer.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 8A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 76

Naples. A member of the first Parliament of the present King of England where his name appears in the list of those who voted for the repeal of the Stamp Act; congratulates Franklin on the happy conclusion of the war. Desires the position of Consul in one of the ports of Italy. Begs him to forward the enclosed letter to Mr. Wharton.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 92. Lotbinière, Michel-Alain Chartier de, 1723-1798.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 8A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 92

Paris. The boundaries between the American and English possessions; expresses himself as quite satisfied. Reminds him of his promise to bring the affair of his American possessions to the notice of Congress. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 92.5. Schuster, Jean-Chrêtien.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 8A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 92.5

Vienna. Named his son Benjamin Silas Arthur in honor of Franklin and his colleagues, Deane and Lee. His attachement and admiration for Franklin and America. Desires the address of merchants at Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Charleston. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 93. Gastellier, René-Georges, 1741-1821.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 9A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 93

Sends by the Marquis Dusaillant (son-in-law of the Marquis de Mirabeau) his little work dedicated to Franklin. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 95. Ingraham and Bromfield.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 10A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 95

Bordeaux. Desire to know whether it is necessary to have a particular passport for their vessel, which is about to sail for New England.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 94. Le Roy, Jean Baptiste, 1720-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 10A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 94

Paris. Sends the rough draft of a French letter [2p.] which he has written for Franklin; feels that he failed to speak as befitted the liberator of America. Apologizes for not asking Franklin to dine with other members of the Lodge of the Nine Sisters. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 97. Loyseau, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 11A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 97

Paris. Presumes Franklin failed to receive his last letter, asking if there was any market for steel in America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 96. Sazy, Guillaume.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 11A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 96

Fiume. Begging Franklin to grant him the position of American Consul or Agent at any sea-port he may be pleased to name.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 98. Bussy-Dagoneau, ------, Comte de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 12A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 98

Chateau de Pierre Encize. Sends him an ode on peace, also an account on himself [2p.], the reason for his present captivity and his hopeless state of health. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

LXXI, 37a. Le Roy, Jean Baptiste, 1720-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783] February 12A. Notes. 2p.LXXI, 37a

Inviting Dr. Franklin to dine at the house of Count de Maillebois where he will meet Mr. O'Connell. (In French.)

LXXI, 37b. Le Roy, Jean Baptiste, 1720-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783] February 12A. Notes. 2p.LXXI, 37b

Inviting Dr. Franklin to dine at the house of Count de Maillebois where he will meet Mr. O'Connell. (In French.)

XXVII, 99. Linckh, Jean Bernard.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 12A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 99

Hirschberg. Begs Franklin to recommend him to those American merchants who trade in linens. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XLIV, 291. O'Connell, Daniel.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 February 12]1p.XLIV, 291

Paris. Requests a quarter of an hour's audience on Friday morning about some business.

XXVII, 102. Amandruz, J. François.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 13A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 102

Paris. Desires to go to America. Is a watch maker. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 106. De Vinck et Compagnie.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 13A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 106

Ostend. Desiring to send over several vessels to Boston or Philadelphia and form an establishment there; their agent in Philadelphia, Rodolph Tillier, obtained from Mr. Adams the best letters of recommendation. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

LXXI, 38b. Le Roy, Jean Baptiste, 1720-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 February 13]A.N. 1p.LXXI, 38b

Reminding Franklin of Count de Maillebois' invitation to dinner. (In French.)

XXVII, 103. MacMahon, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 13L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVII, 103

Paris. Will break a previous engagement to wait on him the following Sunday.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVII, 104. Mailly, ------, Chevalier de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 13L.S. 1p.XXVII, 104

Paris. Inquires if it is true that the United States grants large tracts of land on advantageous terms to those who will cultivate them. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 105. Mirabeau, Victor de Riquetti, Marquis de, 1715-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 13A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 105

Paris. Dr. Gastellier desires to know if Franklin will accept the dedication of his book; speaks in the highest terms of this physician. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

LXXIV, 115. Ridley, Anne Richardson, 1755-1784.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 February 13]A.N. in 3d P. 1 p.LXXIV, 115

Paris. Request for a pass.

XXVII, 107. Siegmüller, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 13A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 107

Austria. German by birth. Served in the Austrian army. Begs Franklin to procure him some suitable position in America. (In Latin.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 100. Vaughan, Samuel, 1762-1827.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 13L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVII, 100

Paris. Accepting his invitation for dinner on Sunday.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVII, 24.5. Ollivier (Mayor of Port Louis).
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 14L.S. 2p.XXVII, 24.5

Port Louis. Desire to obtain for Port Louis the privilege of trading with the United States; they have written on this subject to the Marquis de Castries. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 108. Perret, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 14A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 108

Nantes. Sending him the proceedings relative to certain prizes. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 101. Vaughan, Samuel, 1762-1827.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 February 14]L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVII, 101

Paris. Enclosing a letter from Mr. [William] Hodgson. Lord Surr[e]y talked of as Ambassador to America. Report of Mr. [Henry] Laurens's intended arrival in Paris on the 11th inst.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVII, 109. Williams, David, 1738-1816.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 14A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 109

London. Mr. Mace, Secretary to Mr. Murray during his Embassy to Constantinople, desires to be employed by the United States as Ambassador to the Porte, as Secretary to the Embassy, or Consul in Europe.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 110. Bissy, Stefano, Baron de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 15A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 110

Bruges. Enthuses over the establishment of peace and the crowning of Franklin's labors; wishes him a long life and happiness. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 111. Bryan, Arthur. Bryan, William.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 15A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 111

Dublin. Requesting a passport for their ship which will be ready to sail in sixteen or eighteen days. Thinks it will be necessary for the commerce of the United States to have a Consul at Dublin; offer themselves.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 113. Lalanne, -----.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 15L.S. 3p.XXVII, 113

Bayonne. Never doubted the success of America from the moment of her Treaty of Alliance with France. Advantages of the port of Bayonne as a center of trade with the United States. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 114. Lanoix, L..
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 15A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 114

Bordeaux. Wrote December 10th asking for a passport for his vessel Le Grand d'Estaing; imagines the peace will enable him to dispense with this precaution; wishes to know if an English passport is necessary.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 112. Macarty, George William René.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 15A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 112

Vannes. Has forgotten his father's address, so begs Franklin to forward him the enclosed letter. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XL, 150. Wante, ------. Torris, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 Before February 16]L.S. 2p.XL, 150

Their intention, now that peace is declared, to send vessels to America with a rich cargo; desire a letter of recommendation to the house of Messrs. Bache and Shee; advisability of sending their ship under the American flag. In French.

LIX, 10. Ortlieb, Jean-Michel.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 16A.L.S. 12p.LIX, 10

Reichenweyr, Upper Alsace. Concerning the cultivation of the vine. Accompanied by a French essay on same subject, addressed to M. Joly de Fleury, Director-General of Finances.

General physical description: A.L.S. 12p.

XXVII, 115. Wante, ------. Torris, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 16L.S. 2p.XXVII, 115

Dunkirk. Reminding him of his promise to give them one of the hundred passports he expects from London together with a letter of recommendation for Messrs. Bache and Shee at Philadelphia; determined to hasten the departure of their vessel, the Franklin, which only waits for the desired passport. A.E. by Dr. Franklin. Will make a letter of recommendation to Messrs. Bache and Shee and send it with the passport.

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XLII, 200. Grand, Henri Maximilien, 1757-1827.
to William Temple Franklin
[1783 After February 16]A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XLII, 200

Sending Mr. Benjamin Vaughan's bill. Mr. Thomas Barclay's accounts. In French.

XXVII, 117. Fleury et Demadières.
to William Temple Franklin
1783 February 17A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 117

Orleans. Sending a bill for the expenses incurred in forwarding various boxes to Dr. Franklin; desires to know whether a red box marked B.F., contents unknown, is intended for him. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 120. Loyseau, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 17A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 120

Reason why he wrote Franklin regarding the means of exporting steel to America. Slanders against him by Mr. William Alexander; defends himself from such an attack. His high opinion of [Comte] de Benyowsky. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

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XXVII, 118. Price, Madame M..
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 17A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 118

Paris. Begging Franklin to name her husband American Agent at Marseilles. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 119. Roze de Chantoiseau.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 17A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 119

Hopes Franklin will accept the work he sends; ardently desirous that his scheme for the liquidation of a state's debt may be of use to America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 116. Schopman, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 17A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 116

Anvers. Desires to go to Philadelphia, Boston or Charleston, and Practise as an architect; begs Franklin to grant him a free passage. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 123. Sons of Herman Heyman.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 17A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 123

Bremen. Delighted at America's independence; their commercial relations with the United States; expect to send a vessel there in three weeks; their partners are Mr. Henry Talla and Mr. Arnold Delius; refers Franklin to the latter's letter of the 7th inst.; desire letters of introduction and recommendation, especially to Congress, in order that they may receive protection and consideration. A.E. by Dr. Franklin. The inhabitants of North America accustomed to treat strangers with hospitality and kindness; a recommendation to the Governor to protect them is neither necessary nor usual; encloses a letter to friends who will give Mr. Delins any advice a stranger may need.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 121. Westerwick, N.. Steyn, Friedrich.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 17L.S. 2p.XXVII, 121

Paris. His promise to grant them letters of recommendation to Boston and Philadelphia; they are about to go to America on business.

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 122. Woddrop, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 17A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 122

Glasgow. Desires his opinion as to what merchandise of Ireland, Scotland and Great Britain will have the best chance of selling in America; mentions certain fabrics which will be in great demand during the summer season; if he needs a pass to ship these articles, begs Franklin to send him one.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XLIV, 116. Golowkin, Wilhelmina von Mosheim, Comtesse de, 1743-1824.
to William Temple Franklin
[1783 On or After February 17]A.L. 1p.XLIV, 116

Requesting him to return to the writer his letter for Chevalier de Chastellux, which he will deliver in person. In French.

XXVII, 127. Bertier, Joseph-Etienne, 1702-1783.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 18A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 127

Paris. Offers to send him his history on the beginning of the world and of men, proved by the agreement between the laws of physics and the book of Genesis. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 126. Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 18A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 126

Edinburgh. His desire to promote the emigration of certain of his countrymen to the United States.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Works (Sparks, IX, 486; Bigelow, VIII, 258).

XXVII, 125. Van de Perre, Paulus Ewaldus, 1745-1786.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 18A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 125

Marseilles. Delighted at the approaching peace. Recommending M. Conclair for the position of Consul at Marseilles. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 130. Councler, Laurent.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 19A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 130

Marseilles. Asking for the position of Consul at Marseilles. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 131. Lynen, Isaac.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 19A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 131

Stolberg. Interested in the manufacture of various articles in brass; inquires if there is any market for these wares in America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 128 (OS). Vautravers, Jean-Rodolphe.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 19A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 128 (OS)

Vienna. Congratulating him on the glorious success of all his labors; offers various suggestions which he believes will be of use to the United States; will procure all these advantages for America as soon as he is authorized to do so by Congress. Presents the application of an old friend of his, an eminent surveyor and engineer, who desires a commission from Congress to employ his squadron of four ships on a voyage of discovery on their behalf; what he would require of Congress in return for his services. In duplicate (see also: XXVII, 129).

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 129. Vautravers, Jean-Rodolphe.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 19A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 129

Vienna. Congratulating him on the glorious success of all his labors; offers various suggestions which he believes will be of use to the United States; will procure all these advantages for America as soon as he is authorized to do so by Congress. Presents the application of an old friend of his, an eminent surveyor and engineer, who desires a commission from Congress to employ his squadron of four ships on a voyage of discovery on their behalf; what he would require of Congress in return for his services. In duplicate (see also: XXVII, 128).

XXVII, 132. Weinbrenner, Joseph von, 1728-1807.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 19A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 132

Vienna. Desiring Franklin to furnish him with the names of various reliable firms in Boston, Philadelphia and New york with which they may enter into commercial relations. (In French. In duplicate.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 133. Gal, Jean, 1720-1790.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 20A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 133

Ganges. Enclosing a letter for Miss Laurens. Recommends M. Marc-Antoine Bazile for the position of Consul at Languedoc. Signed: "Pomaret." (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 134. Gallinée, J. W. Ruellan de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 20A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 134

St. Malo. Concerning certain bills of exchange paid by the State of South Carolina in exchange for certain goods sent to Charleston; desires to know the value in French money of these bills. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 136. Barry, Amelia Evans.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 21A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 136

Pisa. Congratulating him on the decision of the late contest, and wishing him all future prosperity and happiness. The severity of her fortune will never permit of her returning to England. Acknowledging Franklin's kindness in honoring her recommendation of Dr. and Miss Burrows; heard from the latter that Franklin mentioned his intention of sending her a sufficient sum to enable her to take her little helpless family to England; fears his letter on this subject may have miscarried; however, does not wish to solicit pecuniary favors; is accustomed to poverty herself and only worries about the future of her children.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 135. Fottrell, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 21A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 135

Ostend. Desires his opinion as to the advisability of sending to America any goods of English manufacture; asks for a pass which will insure their safety on arrival. Requested by the Chief Magistrates of Ostend to inform Franklin that every encouragement and facility will be granted to American trade in Belgium. A.E. by Dr. Franklin. Cannot advise him to send any British goods to America till he hears that the trade is open; acknowledging his offers of services and glad to hear of the Magistrates' good will.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 137. Triol, Roux, et Compagnie.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 21L.S. 3p.XXVII, 137

Marseilles. The manner in which the Captain of their vessel had been obliged to make very disadvantageous terms after selling his cargo; thinks now that peace is declared and things readjusted, some compensation is due them. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 138. Price, Madame M..
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 22A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 138

Paris. Reminds Franklin of her request for a Consulship for her husband; begs him to write to Congress on the subject; applies to him as she would to her father. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 140. Vivier, L..
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 22A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 140

La Rochelle. Is about to send a vessel to Chesapeake Bay for purposes of trade; if it is necessary to have a passport in order to unload his cargo, begs Franklin to send him one. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 139. Wright, Patience Lovell, 1725-1786.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 22A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 139

London. Has just made up her packet for America, which goes by a faithful servant of Governor Franklin's; present address of the Governor; his work on behalf of the Tories; his health bad and he looks old. News of her own son Joseph being cast away near Boston in the ship Argo. Hopes to see Franklin in Philadelphia that summer. Her righteous indignation at the Parliament in England; they adopt the faults of George and Charlotte. Great reception which Franklin would meet with if he came to London. Messages to his grandson. All the wise and prudent wait for the season to set out for America.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVIII, 129. Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 23A.L.S. 2p.XXXVIII, 129

Nantes. Enclosing a letter from [Tristram] Dalton, of Newburyport, asking for a larger allowance from Government for the brig Fair Play.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XLIV, 248. Cologan, Anne-Rose.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 February 24]A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XLIV, 248

Requests a letter of introduction for Mr. John Shaw, a merchant who is going to Teneriffe for a cargo of wines which he will take from there to Philadelphia and other ports. (In French.)

XXVII, 141. Dufour, Madame ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 24A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 141

Paris. Her husband is a master tailor and is unable to pay his debts; her child of fourteen months often wants the necessaries of life; begs Franklin to arrange for them to go to America where she and her husband can find work. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 142 (OS). Le Grand de Castelle, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 24A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 142 (OS)

Dunkirk. Offering his services as American Consul at Dunkirk. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XLIV, 195. Morellet, André, 1727-1819.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 February 24]2 p.XLIV, 195

Invites Franklin to dine with him and Chevalier de Chastellux. Sends a copy of a translation of Lord -----'s speech. (In French.)

LI, 22. Beaujeu, ------, Comte de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 25A.L.S. Verses. 4p.LI, 22

Champlitte. Sends Dr. Franklin a military song in honor of King Louis, Washington and Franklin and requests the latter to forward a medal of Henri IV of France to General Washington. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. Verses. 4p.

LV, 24 (OS). Froger de Larigaudière, ------, Chevalier.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 25D.S. 4p.LV, 24 (OS)

The advantages to the United States of having a free trading port in the Province of Saintonge, France; location of the port of Oleron in said province, near the town of Marennes, and its natural advantages and facilities for trade; offers to give his services free to the United States as Consul at the said port and town. (In French.)

General physical description: D.S. 4p.

XXVII, 144. Hodgson, William, 1725-1784.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 25A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 144

London. Complains at having been made to pay £23 for a pass for his ship Mary; consults Franklin about the advisability of sending their cargo before a Treaty of Commerce is settled; loss which a delay will mean to them; suggests that a letter to Congress in their favor might do away with any danger of seizure or confiscation. State of English politics; the Shelburnites completely routed; thinks this will make no difference to America; Lord Shelburne's lack of friends.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 143. Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 25A.L.S. 8p.XXVII, 143

London. Terms of the peace not approved in England. His sympathy with England's present principles and his belief in the ultimate improvement of those who remain in office. Expects Franklin to visit him in London; has his apartments all prepared. Asks for a letter on behalf of Mr. Joshua Grigby, Jr., who, notwithstanding his considerable advantages of birth and fortune, intends going out to settle in America. Requests a second letter for Mr. John Darby, a relative of his own and Admiral Darby; will be very angry if Johnson did not get the Philosophical books Franklin wanted. Jack Lee execrates the peace and talks of "our fine fleet." Report that Franklin abuses England as much as ever he did during the war; his answer to all such accusations.

General physical description: A.L.S. 8p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed, in part, in Works (Sparks, IX, 489; Bigelow, VIII, 261).

XXVII, 147. Haxthausen, August, Baron de, 1738-1793.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 26A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 147

Hildesheim. Congratulates Franklin on the glorious peace and sends him a Latin inscription for the statue of the King of France which is to be erected in Philadelphia. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 145. Ingenhousz, Jan, 1730-1799.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 26A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 145

Vienna. Hears that Franklin is certainly coming to Vienna; points out the most comfortable mode of travelling; wishes he were to accompany Franklin through Italy. Franklin's important share in the revolution and his present triumph over certain English statesmen. America's next danger will be internal disunion. Desire of many persons to settle there; would like to do so himself had his capital invested with Mr. [Samuel] Wharton turned out as he expected; cannot believe that Mr. Wharton is such a mean sharper; account of the contradictory letters written him by Mr. Coffyn and Dr. Bancroft. Describes a business transaction with Mr. [Jonathan] Williams, [Jr.]; begs Franklin's consideration of these business matters. M. Le Bègue [de Presle]'s delay in regard to the printing of his work.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 146 (OS). Luce-Seillans, -----, Marquis de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 26A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 146 (OS)

Grasse. Desires Franklin to obtain from the King the freedom of the port of Antibes in favor of the United States of America; the advantages offered by this port for a commerce between France and America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 148. Saint Martin, -----.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 27A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 148

Tonneins. Desires to know in what manner the officers attached to the American service will be treated; entered the army in 1776 as Lieutenant-Colonel and only returned to France two months before to re-establish his health. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XLIII, 147. Chalut de Vérin, Elisabeth Varanchan.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783] February 28L. in 3d P. 1p.XLIII, 147

Sends a letter from his friends at Leghorn. Hopes Franklin will see that their request is complied with. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVII, 150. Embser, Johann Valentin, 1749-1783.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 28A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 150

Deux-Ponts. Congratulates Franklin on having created a great Nation and given back to the other hemisphere their natural rights. As the editor of the Ancient Classical Writers, desires to know if Franklin approves of these works, and if he will mention some agent who will facilitate their sale in America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 151. Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 28A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 151

Richmond, Surrey. Congratulations on the peace. Remarks on the condition and prospects of the United States. His deed to Harvard College. His project of making a tour of America.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Works (Sparks, IX, 491).

XXVII, 149. Roberdeau, Daniel, 1727-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 February 28A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 149

Philadelphia. Congratulating him on the peace and asking him to forward the enclosed.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 154. Amezaga, Ignace d'Urtado, Marquis d'.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 1A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 154

Paris. A work written by an intimate friend, entitled "The Eagle and the Owl," contains an article which concerns Franklin and which he hopes will prove worthy of perusal. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 152. Lafreté, Jean-Jacques de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 1L.S. 2p.XXVII, 152

Paris. Desiring Franklin to see his friend, M. Gallard de Bayonne. It was his brother for whom he asked the Consulship at Bayonne; his little wife pretty well but she would be still better if she could see Franklin more often. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 153. Martineau, L..
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 1A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 153

Bordeaux. Desires to know whether his plan of establishing a sugar refinery in America is a hazardous enterprise or not. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 158. Sparre, J. de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 1A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 158

If Franklin still desires to open a printing establishment in America, will come to Paris with M. Fournier [le jeune] and talk over the plan. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 155. Desessarts, Nicolas Toussaint Lemoyne, 1744-1810.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 2A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 155

Paris. Sending his work which contains an account that may interest him of the lightning-rod of St. Omer. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 157. Gargaz, Pierre-André.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 2A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 157

Theze. Desires Franklin to procure from the King letters of rehabilitation, so that he may be reinstated in his old position. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 156. Richard, -----.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 2A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 156

College de Lisieux. Sending his ode on peace; has omitted one verse out of consideration for Franklin's modesty; begs Franklin to procure him a position. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

LI, 90. Richard, -----.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 March 2]2p.LI, 90

On England's defeat by the American Colonies and their independence. In French. In verse

XXVII, 160. Bachelier, Jean-Jacques, 1724-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 3A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 160

Paris. Congratulating him on the peace. He and Madame Bachelier desire Franklin's presence at dinner. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 161. Gastellier, René-Georges, 1741-1821.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 3A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 161

Montargis. His gratitude for the kind manner in which Franklin received the dedication of his book. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 159. St. Clair de Roslin, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 3A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 159

Paris. Had no doubt, on coming to Paris, that Franklin would endorse his application for indemnity; has had no dinner for two days; hopes Franklin will put him in the way of returning to America.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XL, 60. Täscher, Philippe-Athanase.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783] March 3A.L.S. 2p.XL, 60

Recommending the son of the French Consul at Rome for a consulship in that city. (In French.)

XXVII, 162. Windisch-Grätz, Josef Nikolaus, Graf, 1744-1802.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 3A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 162

Brussels. Acknowledging Franklin's kind approval of his plan; surprised that the copies have not come to hand. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 164. Crome, August Friedrich Wilhelm, 1753-1833.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 4A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 164

Dessau. Intends writing a book which will contain an enumeration of all the productions of the United States and which will show the economic condition of that country; it will be on the same plan as his work on the productions of Europe. Desires any advice and information he will communicate on this subject. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 163. Du Radier, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 4A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 163

Nantes. Reported that Franklin is looking for workmen who will make cotton fabrics in America. Offers his services as well as those of two of his friends; if he receives a favorable reply, will unfold his plan in detail. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXI, 103. Wolff, Friedrich Wilhelm von.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 4A.L.S. 4p.XXXI, 103

Stuttgart. Desires to become a citizen of the United States; his reasons for quitting his important position in the Military Academy founded by the Due de Wurtemburg; advantageous offers made him by the Kind of Prussia; his determination fixed however to give his services to America; his plan to go over first and reconnoitre, and then return for a number of his countrymen who are skilled in agriculture; asks merely that the expense of his passage be defrayed and a pension assured to his family, in case he should die during the voyage. (In French.)

XXVII, 167. Roze de Chantoiseau.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 5A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 167

Paris. Hopes Franklin's silence is not caused by disapproval of his plan for a National Bank; realizes that it is far from a state of perfection; but hoped it could be put in use. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 166. St. Clair de Roslin, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 5A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 166

Paris. Unless Franklin furnishes him with the means of returning to America, he must enlist as a private in the French service.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 168. Vogler, Georg Joseph, 1749-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 5A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 168

Paris. Had the honor of explaining to Franklin his new musical theory; his instrument, the Tonometer, approved by the Academy of Sciences; desires Franklin's presence at the presentation of his opera entitled "Patriotism." Recommending a rich merchant of Mayence for the position of American Agent. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVIII, 130. Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 5A.L.S. 3p.XXXVIII, 130

Nantes. Concerning an arrêt published by the King, suspending for a year the payment of all bills drawn by the Marine in America; the serious loss this will mean to him if carried out; encloses a letter to the Minister which he begs Franklin to forward at once with his support and recommendation.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XLIV, 55. Abarca de Bolea, Pedro Pablo, Conde de Aranda, 1719-1798.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 6L. in 3d P. 1p.XLIV, 55

Paris. Letter from the Spanish ambassador to France accepting Franklin's invitation for himself and Chevalier del Campo. Will acquaint Vicomte de la Herreria of Franklin's polite intentions.  (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVII, 173. Gika, Alexandre Andronique.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 6A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 173

Paris. Offers his services to the United States. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 170. Hodgson, William, 1725-1784.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 6A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 170

London. Enclosing a draft of a Bill now in the House which will doubtless pass into a law for restoring trade between England and America, also a letter from the Earl of Buchan. Appointment of [Sir William] Jones as one of the Judges in Bengal. The prisoners at last ordered away to France.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 172. Laval et Wilfelsheim.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 6A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 172

Paris. Desire to know if a letter sent by them reached him safely. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 177. Lafosse, ------ de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 7A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 177

Bruges. Desires to emigrate to America with his family. Describes his project for drawing up a code of laws; renounced it on hearing that Franklin proposed to carry out a similar undertaking. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 176. Paleske, Charles G., 1758-1816.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 7A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 176

Danzig. Wishes to know what encouragement will be given to would-be settlers in America; desires the names of the principal maritime towns of the United States, to which they may send their ships and cargoes.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 175. Salucci, Antonio Francesco, et fils.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 7A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 175

Leghorn. The declaration of peace and the independence of America offer to Tuscany the opportunity of entering into commercial relations with America; favorable situation of their port; their desire to send two of their vessels to Philadelphia as soon as possible; begs Franklin to recommend their house to Congress. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 178. Tourton et Ravel.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 7L.S. 2p.XXVII, 178

Paris. Enclosing a letter from M. Schutze of Berlin to Mr. Bache. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 174. Vicq-d'Azyr, M. (Félix), 1748-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 7A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 174

Requested by the Royal Society of Medicine to send Franklin the enclosed tickets for the public meeting. The Society anxious to open correspondence with the College of Medicine in Boston; the diploma sent to Mr. [John] Adams. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 179. Ahax, ------, Baronne d'.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 8L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVII, 179

Paris. Desiring to know who Mr. Jéngnis[?] really is. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVII, 182. Nogaret, François Félix, 1740-1831. Freemasons. Loge du Patriotisme (Paris, France).
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 8L.S. 3p.XXVII, 182

Paris. Desiring Franklin's presence at the dedication of their new Temple. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

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XXVII, 180. Grattepain-Morizot, Jacques-Phillippe.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 8A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 180

Paris. Recommending M. [André] Chester for the position of Consul at Marseilles; if the Marquis de Lafayette has returned, is sure he will interest himself in his behalf. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 181. Viau, Madame. Vineau, Madame.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 8L.S. 1p.XXVII, 181

Nantes. Claiming their share of prize-money from the Pallas. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 184. Ferrier, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 9A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 184

Lille. Desires to know if America offers any encouragement to Genevese who wish to establish themselves there as clock and watch makers. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 183. Herman, Heroguelle.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 9A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 183

Saint Pol. Offering all the fabrics in his manufactory at the same prices for which he sells them at home; asks for the name of some American merchant of good standing with whom they can transact business. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 185. Launey, François de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 9A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 185

Laval. Prejudicial effect of peace on their linen trade with the United States; question of a free admission of tobacco into France; unusual quantity of this commodity consumed by the French. Result of taxing this product; injury to the manufactories of Laval; begs Franklin to report the state of the case to the Ministers of the King. (In French. Copy.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 185.5. Vincent, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 9A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 185.5

Ganges. Announcing the intention on the part of many of their countrymen to emigrate to America; desire to know what advantages they will receive. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 186. Lafreté, Jean-Jacques de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 10L.S. 1p.XXVII, 186

Paris. Again recommends M. Gallard to Franklin's kind attention. He and his wife in daily expectation of seeing Franklin at dinner. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 187. Biedermann, Ehrenhold Frédéric, 1741-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 11A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 187

Paris. Desiring Franklin to name a time when he may talk to him about commercial relations between Saxony and America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 188. Pinellli (born Constanzia), ----- de. Honskotte.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 12A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 188

Honskotte. Offering his services to America as engineer. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 189. Bonzon, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 13A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 189

Trevoux. Desires the names of the principal movers in the Revolution, the Generals, etc. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 191. Calder, John, 1733-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 13A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 191

[London]. Introducing Lieutenant-General [Robert] Melvill, who is appointed to negotiate on behalf of himself and his fellow sufferers in Tabago, the scapegoats of their country who have been transferred with the Island without any stipulation in favor of their rights and properties. Gave up his profession and has ever since been a private member of the Church of Unitarian Christians in Essex; his intention some day of transporting himself and his books to America; the latter in any event shall be ultimately deposited in the Library [Company of Philadelphia] founded by Franklin. His interest in the Constitution of Pennsylvania.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 190. Mikoviny, Anthony.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 13A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 190

London. Obliged to give up his commission and leave Hungary on account of an unfortunate affair; his desire to establish himself in America. Offers his services to the Congress.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

LXXIV, 107. Nesbitt, Jonathan.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 13A.N. in 3d P. 1p.LXXIV, 107

Request for a pass for Mr. Bacon.

General physical description: A.N. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVII, 192. Whitehurst, John, 1713-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 13A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 192

London. Congratulating Franklin on the restoration of peace and the natural rights of mankind in America; his wishes for the prosperity of the provinces.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 196. Boisroger, ------ de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 14A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 196

Chartres. Is Secretary to the King and Honorary Inspector of the Manufactories of France; takes the liberty of recommending M. Chauveau, who desires to enter Franklin's service for life, in whatever capacity he may think fit to employ him. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 197. Colden, Henrietta Maria.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 14A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 197

Douglas, Isle of Man. Soliciting Franklin's protection for her infant sons, natives of New York; compelled by the death of her husband Richard Nicholls Colden, eldest son of Alexander Colden, and the distresses and calamities of war to leave America in 1778, and with her two children came to her father in the Isle of Man; thinks they should still be received under the protection of the Governor of New York and possess their rights of inheritance; relies on Franklin's intercession.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 194. Du Saillant, ------, Marquis.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 14A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 194

Paris. Apologizing for having opened a letter addressed to Dr. Franklin, under the impression that it was for himself. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 198. Gauthey, E.-M. (Emiland-Marie), 1732-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 14A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 198

Paris. Franklin has no doubt read the prospectus sent him by M. Dufourny de Villiers, concerning the diffusion of sound through tubes; desires to know Franklin's opinion on the subject, and to adorn his list with Franklin's name. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

Other Descriptive Information: The signature in the letter is "D. Gauthey".

LIX, 69. Rühle von Lilienstern, August Friedemann, 1743-1828.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 14A.L.S. 4p.LIX, 69

Dillenburg near Wezlar. Has plans of colonization. (See LIX, 9, page 45.) Mentions Count Wiedrunkel. Fears English emissaries may send his emigrants to Canada. (In German.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 195. Sarsfield, Guy-Claude, Comte de, 1718-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 14A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVII, 195

Paris. Asking Franklin for the letter of recommendation promised to the Lady Juliana Penn, whose son [John] is about to go to Pennsylvania. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L. in 3d P. 1p.

LIX, 48. Spangenberg, Johann Wilhelm. Spangenberg, Johann Gottfried.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 14L.S. 4p.LIX, 48

Ruhla, Henneberg County, Saxony. During the war they sent many guns indirectly to America. Offer to supply new and uniform fire-arms. Mention of Johann Friedrich Droop in Hamburg. (In German.)

General physical description: L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 193. Spangenberg, Johann Wilhelm.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 14L.S. 4p.XXVII, 193

Ruhla, Henneberg County, Saxony. During the war they sent many guns indirectly to America. Offer to supply new and uniform fire-arms. Mention of Johann Friedrich Droop in Hamburg. (In English.)

General physical description: L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 202. et al. Boillat, Peter.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 15A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 202

St. Malo. Commanded the privateer Laurens and was taken by a sloop-of-war The Germain on the coast of America; plundered of everything and imprisoned on board the Old Jersey; made his escape and came to St. Malo, where for three months he has been given board and lodging by a poor Irishman; four American sailors there in the like situation; begs for forty guineas to pay their debts and to enable them to go on board the ship Pacifique, bound to Boston.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 199. Carrouge, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 15A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 199

Monceaux. Recommending a man for the position of private secretary; his desire to go to America and have a free passage to Boston. Many artisans in his parish who would willingly go to America if there is any demand for them there. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 201. Joly de Fleury, Jean-François, 1718-1802.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 15A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 201

Paris. Question of certain bills of exchange; a positive assurance of their being paid at the expiration determined by the decree of the King's Council. (In French. Press copy.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 200. Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 15A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 200

London. Introducing Mr. Mackinnen to whom his father-in-law, Mr. [William] Manning, desires to be useful.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XLIII, 162. Nivernais, Louis Jules Barbon Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de, 1716-1798.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 16L. in 3d P. 1p.XLIII, 162

Recommending M. Dupin Dassart who is about to leave for America to settle there. Requests Franklin also to recommend his protégé to Mme. Izard, who is returning to America. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XL, 78. Watelet, Claude-Henri, 1718-1786.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 On or After March 16]A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XL, 78

Deputed by the Duke de Nivernois to ask his good offices on behalf of the person mentioned in the enlosed note. (In French.) A. E. by Franklin. Directs an answer in the affirmative.

XXVII, 203.5. Coch, ------ de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 17A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 203.5

Brussels. Recommending a Flemish painter, Herreyns, who has painted many pictures for the King at London, and is well-known among French artists. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 205. Du Bouchet, Denis Jean Florimond Langlois, Marquis, 1752-1826.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 17L. in 3d P. 2p.XXVII, 205

Paris. Messages from his friends in Philadelphia; all his relations and friends in perfect health; desires to know when he may wait on Franklin and introduce Major-General [de] Béville, Lieutenant-Colonel of the American riflemen who, after the surrender of Burgoyne, called on Franklin at Passy; hopes he will not be less welcome since the taking of a second British army.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 2p.

XXVII, 204. Marion Frères.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 17L.S. 1p.XXVII, 204

St. Malo. Sending a petition from some unfortunate Americans who desire to return to America on the ship "Pacifique"; sorry they are unable to employ these men on the voyage and thus procure them a free passage; offering to take them as passengers. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 203. Saunier, Pierre-Maurice.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 17A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 203

Paris. Sends him an ode on the return of peace. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 206. Viollien, J. P..
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 17A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 206

Geneva. Desiring some information of M. Denis Pallard, former Captain of their garrison, who left for America several years before; since then nothing has been heard of him; has been appointed guardian to his children; M. Pallard reported to have died in Charleston; encloses a memoir [2p.], setting forth all that is known of that gentleman's movements. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 207. Cadet-de-Vaux, Antoine-Alexis, 1743-1828.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 19A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 207

Paris. M. Robillard has made some interesting observations on America; understood from him that the Americans, for the most part, use unleavened bread; suggests the opening of a correspondence between the School of Bakery and the [American Philosophical] Society of Philadelphia. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

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XXVII, 210. Guillaume, M..
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 19A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 210

Morlaix. Desiring to follow his trade of machinist in America; requesting a passport and his passage over as well as a letter which will procure him certain advantages. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 208. Wied-Neuwied, Johann Friedrich Alexander zu, 1706-1791.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 19A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 208

Neuwied. Congratulating Franklin on the great results of his work. Recommends various products of their arts and manufactures which would be suitable for trade with the United States. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 209. Wright, Patience Lovell, 1725-1786.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 19A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 209

London. Disappointed at Franklin postponing his trip to England. Is now no longer regarded as "the old mad woman" but "the ingenious Mrs. Wright from America who told us the truth." Intentions of Members of Parliament to call a Committee of Safety. The death of her son Joseph, as well as of Mrs. [Margaret] Stevenson, has prevented her writing very often. News of Governor Franklin.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 211. Pio, Luigi de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 20A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 211

Paris. Has twelve copies of the Chevalier Filangieri's work entitled "Scienza della Legislazione"; waits Franklin's orders before sending them. Begs to know if the new medal struck off for America is finished, and if he can have one. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 213.5. Gika, Alexandre Andronique.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 21A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 213.5

Paris. His services in the Russian army; M. de Castries's promise to employ him in the King's service; has already waited six months; prefers offering his services to the United States. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 212. Moylan, James.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 21A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 212

L'Orient. Has delivered Franklin's despatches to the Captain of the frigate bound for America.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 213. Wright, Patience Lovell, 1725-1786.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 21A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 213

London. By the desire of some of the honest members of Parliament, encloses proposals for a very useful weekly paper (which is much wanted at this time); no truth to be found in the newspapers. This new paper by franks and friends will find its way to all ranks of men; names of those who are interested. Is now quite in fashion; several noblemen called that day at her house. Her prayers for the "industrious, honest-hearted, weak English"; the honorable part France has acted, and the light from America have opened their eyes. They only want his help to bring peace and happiness to them again; begs Franklin to write to the members of Parliament and point out their proper course as regards the Articles of Peace. Great talk of a Committee of Safety; names of those spoken of in this connection. Desire of thousands to settle in America; this is probably why no Minister has been appointed. All his old friends in England rejoice in the hope of seeing him once more amongst them.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XL, 21. Gika, Alexandre Andronique.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 After March 21]A.L.S. 1p.XL, 21

Wishes to know if it would be possible for a Jew to be named consul for the United States at Marseilles. (In French.)

XLIV, 56. Albrecht, Nicolaus ab.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 22L. 2p.XLIV, 56

Bergamo, Italy. Congratulates him upon the glorious success which has at last crowned his high undertakings. Informs him that he has knowledge of some bankers in Italy who might supply the American Commonwealth with some millions of florins at five per cent. interest; by means of the said bankers he could also obtain a few million copper coins. (In English.)

General physical description: L. 2p.

LIX, 47. Albrecht, Nicolaus ab.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 22A.L.S. 3p.LIX, 47

Bergamo, Italy. Congratulates him upon the glorious success which has at last crowned his high undertakings. Informs him that he has knowledge of some bankers in Italy who might supply the American Commonwealth with some millions of florins at five per cent. interest; by means of the said bankers he could also obtain a few million copper coins. (In German.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

LV, 25. Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de, 1719-1787.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 22L.S. 1p.LV, 25

Versailles. Sends copy of reply of the Marquis de Castrics with reference to a seizure of funds belonging to the American frigate Alliance by a merchant of Bordeaux to satisfy a claim. (In French. Press copy.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 215. Croust, ----- Cordier de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 23A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 215

Induced by family troubles to seek solace in the land of liberty; asks for a passage for himself and four or five of his laborers. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 214. La Marck et Stein, ------, Baron de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 23A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 214

Stein. Account of his flattering reception in America; left his youngest son in Boston with M. Martin Brimmer, that he might acquire the language and a knowledge of commerce. Desires to establish a business house in America for purposes of trade; begs for letters to certain French merchants; if he returns to America will take with him many would-be settlers. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVII, 43. La Salle d'Offémont, Adrien Nicolas Piédefer, Marquis de, 1734-1818.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 23A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 43

Paris. Writes on behalf of M. Poulletier, of Paris, who desires a letter of recommendation for his son whom he is about to send to Philadelphia with a quantity of Merchandise; this request seconded by la Marquise Deroillers. On the fifth of May their lodge gave a fête at which Franklin promised to be plresent. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XLII, 166. Le Roy, Jean Baptiste, 1720-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 23A.L.S. 2p.XLII, 166

Paris. Soliciting Franklin's favor on behalf of M. Martin, who desires the position of American Consul at Bayonne. (In French.)

XXVII, 216. Ludewig, Joachim Heinrich.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 23A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 216

Butzow. Desires a position as professor of the German and Dutch languages at the University of Philadelphia, or as teacher of the historical and political sciences.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVIII, 131. Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 23A.L.S. 2p.XXXVIII, 131

Nantes. Acknowledging Franklin's kind espousal of his cause with M. [Joly] de Fleury; finds the Minister will not grant the desired exception.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 219. Biedermann, Ehrenhold Frédéric, 1741-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 24A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 219

Paris. Reminding him of his promise to send him letters of recommendation to business houses in Philadelphia and Boston. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 217. La Rochefoucauld d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 24A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVII, 217

Paris. Sending him the rough draft of a letter agreed upon yesterday; advises Franklin to hand it himself to the Comte de Vergennes the next day, or to speak to him about it. Adds his recommendation for the place of the United States Consul at Fécamp. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVII, 220 (OS). Mazue, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 24A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 220 (OS)

Marseilles. His merchandise in America paid for in paper money, which is worthless; desires to know if Congress will give him the equivalent in land of the amount he lost. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 218. Poma, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 24A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 218

Lorraine. Desires to settle in America and practise medicine there. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 221. Sons of Herman Heyman.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 24A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 221

Bremen. Their vessel, the Batavia, will leave for Charleston in about three weeks to bring back a cargo of rice; offering to carry anything over Franklin may wish to send.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 223. Caffieri, Jean-Jacques, 1725-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 25A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 223

Paris. Hears that the Americans intend raising a statue to the glory of the King; would be flattered to receive a commission for this monument. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 115. Giusti, Peter Paul, Baron von.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 25A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 115

Milan. Congratulating Franklin on the independence of America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 222. MacMahon, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 25A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 222

Introducing Mme. d'Herbigny, the daughter of Sir Walter Rutledge, an Irish gentleman; her desire to obtain a recommendation to the Comte de Vergennes.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 226. Cotte, Robert de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 26A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 226

Paris. Concerning the medals ordered by Franklin to be struck; account of a new metal imitating silver, which has been tried and found wanting. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 171. Devoulx Frères.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 26L.S. 2p.XXVII, 171

Marseilles. Sums owing to the firm by the United States; desires Franklin's advice as to the steps they must take to receive payment. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 227. Herbigny, Marie-Julie Rutledge d', 1748-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 26A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 227

Paris. Account of the Rutledges and how they were ruined in the Stuart cause; a paralytic brother and a mother dependent on her; her husband a French officer and they have one child; desires the Comte de Vergennes to intercede with the King to procure her a pension; a Mr. Rutledge, a relation of hers, a member of the Congress. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 225. Lotbinière, Michel-Alain Chartier de, 1723-1798.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 26A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 225

Paris. Concerning his two seignories at the head of Lake Champlain; memoir which the Comte de Vergennes will hand Franklin on this subject; begs that the papers may be returned to him. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 224. Vaughan, Samuel, 1762-1827.
to William Temple Franklin
1783 March 26A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 224

Paris. An account of certain changes in the administration. Meeting of a committee of American merchants and the address they drew up for the King.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 228. Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 27A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 228

Philadelphia. Manner in which the news of peace was received in America. Report of Franklin's intended return to America. His piece respecting trees. An account of a new game of cards he devised for the improvement of his children's spelling. A long letter he wrote to Franklin concerning a plot of Hopkinson's supposed friends to ruin him.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVII, 229. Ferry, Gaspard Bonaventure Timothée.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 28A.L.S. 18p.XXVII, 229

Marseilles. His admiration for Franklin's discoveries and experiments; however believes that they do not rest on sufficient physical grounds; a long explanation of his own beliefs and observations, with remarks on Franklin's theory. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 18p.

XXVII, 230. Ginette Frères. Laugier, Luc.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 28A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 230

Marseilles. Concerning the capture of their brigantine, the Maria Theresa, by an English corsair, and its recapture by a frigate belonging to the United States, by whom it was carried to Boston; enclosing a copy [3p.] of the official records entered at St. Pierre by the officers of the Maria Theresa; also a request for the restitution of the brigantine, by Pléville Le Pelley [1p.]. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XLVIII, 8. Hunter, James, 1746-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 28A.L.S. 1p.XLVIII, 8

Richmond, Virginia. Mrs. [Isabella] Strange desires him to continue addressing her to his care.

XXVII, 232. Buyck, Pieter.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 29A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 232

Gand. Concerning a letter of exchange on which he wishes to realize the money. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 233. Dufourny de Villiers, Louis-Pierre.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 29A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 233

Paris. Introducing M. de Quernay [de la Combe de Querenet. (See Balch, The French in America during the War of Independence. II, 209, Philadelphia, 1895)], Colonel in the Engineer Corps, who commanded at the siege of Yorktown. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XLIV, 57. Steuben, Wilhelm Augustine von, 1699-1783.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 29L. 2p.XLIV, 57

Requests him to forward the enclosed letter to his son; asks him to acknowledge the receipt of his letters.

General physical description: L. 2p.

LIX, 45. Steuben, Wilhelm Augustine von, 1699-1783.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 29A.L.S. (by Proxy). 2p.LIX, 45

Custrin. Request to forward a letter to his son. Has not heard from General von Steuben. Doubts whether his letters have reached him.

General physical description: A.L.S. (by Proxy). 2p.

XXVII, 231. Strange, Robert, Sir, 1721-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 29A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 231

Paris. Congratulations on the success of his glorious and indefatigable labors. A letter from Mrs. Strange in London mentions a visit from Franklin's son. Intends setting out for London on Thursday. Commits the enclosed letters to Franklin's care.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 234. Bartoli, Giuseppe, 1717-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 30A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 234

Paris. His Italian verses, first printed in London, which predicted the success of the Americans in the late war: sends Franklin a copy. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 234.5. Froger de Larigaudière, ------, Chevalier.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 30A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 234.5

Paris. About according a free port to the Seudre river and the Isle of Oléron. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XLII, 58. L'Héritier, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 March 30]3p.XLII, 58

Has studied for the law, but sees no prospect of advancement or gain, owing to the new regulations and restrictions imposed on young attorneys. Has thought of soliciting a position from M. de Vergennes in the Foreign Affairs Office. Thinks Franklin can help him by his influence. In French.

XLIV, 58. H------, J------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 31A.L.S. 4p.XLIV, 58

Dublin. Having observed in the public print the intention of the United States Commissioners in Paris to appoint agents in several of the ports of Great Britain, to correspond and regulate such matters as may be necessary between the two countries, the writer takes the liberty of offering his services to act as Agent for the port of Dublin or for Waterford or for both. States his claims and qualifications.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 235. Hoffmeister, H. Adolphe.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 31A.L.S. 1p.XXVII, 235

Heidelberg. Profits by Franklin's kindness to his brother-in-law and to himself to send him the enclosed. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 236. Horn, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 31A.L.S. 4p.XXVII, 236

St. Petersburg. Seeking the position of American Consul or Minister. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVII, 237. Lomagne-Tarride, Jean, Vicomte de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 March 31A.L.S. 3p.XXVII, 237

Orthez. Begs Franklin to grant him, at once, land in America sufficient for himself and several of his vassals; desires the colony to bear Franklin's name; thinks his demand Justified by his military services in America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XLIV, 126. Morellet, André, 1727-1819.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 March 31]A.L. 1p.XLIV, 126

Sends explanation of the medal [struck in honor of the capitulations of Saratoga and Yorktown.] Thinks he has understood what Franklin wished, simply a description of the events designated on it. x (In French.)

XLIII, 235. Tourton, --------.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 March] 31L. in 3d P. 1p.XLIII, 235

Asking for the address of Mr. John Perkins who was then in Paris. In French.

XLII, 84 (OS). Du Radier, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 March]L.S. 2p.XLII, 84 (OS)

Nantes. Requests an opinion of his proposal to establish a certain industry in America. In French.

XLIV, 111. H------, J------.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 March-April]L. 1p.XLIV, 111

P. S. [Letter lost.] If honored by Dr. Franklin's notice he will pay his personal respects to him. He has a son, aged 20, in the mercantile line in England who will assist him. Letters addressed to Mr. Freeman, under cover of G. M. Coote, Esa., M.P., Dublin, will be sent to him by that gentleman into the country, and be franked to him from England, notwithstanding that Irish members cannot at present frank them there or out of their own kingdom—a privilege which is yet to be received by this once oppressed but now rising country, for which she may thank America and her volunteer corps.

LXXI, 83b. Le Roy, Jean Baptiste, 1720-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 Before April 1]A.N. 1p.LXXI, 83b

With reference to Franklin's visit to the library of St. Genevieve.

XXVIII, 1. Beaujeu, ------, Comte de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 1A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 1

Champtille. Sent Franklin a medal in silver gilt to be forwarded to General Washington; joined to this a military chanson in honor of Franklin and Washington; begs for an acknowledgment. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 3. Hamburg (Germany). Burgomasters and Senators.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 1A.L.S. 3p.XXVIII, 3

[Hamburg]. Begging him to aid their merchants in forming commercial relations in America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVIII, 2. Nogaret, François Félix, 1740-1831.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 1A.L.S. 3p.XXVIII, 2

Versailles. Acknowledging Franklin's recommendation of him to the Marquis of Serreul, for the position of Librarian. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVIII, 4. Houdetot, Elisabeth Françoise Sophie La Live de Bellegarde, Comtesse d', 1730-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 2L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 4

M. de Crevecoeur in great embrrassment from not having received Franklin's expected reply; importance of having it before his interview with M. de Castries. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 6. H------, J------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 3A.L.S. 4p.XXVIII, 6

Wicklow. His offer to further the interest of the United States and Ireland; this he will be able to do from his general knowledge of trade and of the commerce of both countries; articles whose export to America would prove profitable.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

LIX, 9 (OS). Rühle von Lilienstern, August Friedemann, 1743-1828.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 3A.L.S. 7p.LIX, 9 (OS)

Dillenburg. Concerning German colonists to be sent to the United States. Has asked previously and fears colonists will apply to an English Agent or to Count Romanzow, Russian Ambassador at Frankfort. Wishes to be appointed United States Minister to various German districts . Plan of colonization. (In German.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 7p.

XXVIII, 5. Vaughan, Samuel, 1762-1827.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 3A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 5

Paris. Desiring to borrow a sum of money for which he encloses a bill on his brother William.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 6.5. Williams, Jonathan, 1719-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 3A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 6.5

London. Account of his arrival in London and the great civility shown him by Messrs. Vaughan, Hodgson and Laurence. Some facts about the new Ministry. Told it will take some time to remove all the King's troops from America. Death of Mrs. Stevenson.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 8. Desbrossée, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 4A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 8

Le Mans. Desires to go to America under Franklin's protection and procure a position as engineer or architect. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 7. Dubeaucage, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 4A.L.S. 3p.XXVIII, 7

Marseilles. His plan to establish a business house in America; begs for Franklin's advice and protection. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

LVII, 102. Reveillon, Jean-Baptiste.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 April 4]Mem. 1p.LVII, 102

Is a manufacturer of wall paper; asks for information about trade in the United States. (In French.)

XXVIII, 9. Kirwan, Andrew.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 5A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 9

Passy. His distressed situation; hopes Franklin will assist him.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XLI, 182. Schönfeld, Johann Hilmar Adolph, Graf von, 1743-1820.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783] April 5L. in 3d P. 1p.XLI, 182

Paris. Sending Franklin a letter from the directors of one of the most reliable manufactories of fire-arms in Germany. (In French.)

XXVIII, 9.5. Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de, 1719-1787.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 5L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 9.5

Versailles. Consenting to the publication in Paris of a translation of the Constitution of the United States, on condition that the sheets be forwarded to a censor for examination as fast as they shall be printed. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Works (Sparks, IX, 508).

XXVIII, 10. Coquillot, Pierre Guillaume.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 6A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 10

Paris. Offering his verses on peace. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVII, 169. Vaughan, Samuel, 1762-1827.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 [April] 6A.L.S. 2p.XXVII, 169

Paris. Mr. Nairne's patent machines are put up for Dr. Franklin; death of Dr. [William] Hunter. Propriety of bringing Dr. Priestley forward again for the vacant seat in the Academy of Sciences. Reminding Dr. Franklin of his brother's request for introductory letters for Mr. John Darby and Mr. Grigby. Day appointed for the Due de Chaulnes to meet Dr. Franklin at Mr. Hoffman's.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 11 (OS). Belletti, Dominique-François.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 7A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 11 (OS)

Trieste. Discusses his plan of forming a commercial alliance between Austria and America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 12. Bournon-Malarme, Charlotte, 1753-circa 1830.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 7A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 12

Paris. Her enthusiasm for America; send a copy of her second work; whatever remuneration he chooses to make for it will be gratefully received. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

LV, 26. Port Louis. Municipality.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 7L.S. 2p.LV, 26

[Port Louis]. Sending a memoir on their port; well adapted for a depot for the trade of the United States. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 13. Turner, Catharine.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 7A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 13

Leigh (Lancaster, England). She married his nephew, John Mecom, and was a long time in his house in Philadelphia with Mrs. Franklin and Mrs. Bache; after Mr. Mecom's death, married Mr. Turner who died from wounds received in the war. Anxious to return to her native land and if possible procure a pension as the widow of an American officer.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 16. Bourdillon, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 8A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 16

Montferrand. Desires to buy a large tract of land near Williamsburg, which he and his family will ccupy. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 15. Bowens, François-Jacques-Arnould.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 8L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 15

Ostend. Has given the necessary directions to prevent Franklin's newspapers from being sent to him in future. Happy to have been of use to Franklin.

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 17. Froger de Larigaudière, ------, Chevalier.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 8L. in 3d P.XXVIII, 17

Passy. Relative to a request to the Comte de Vergennes for a free port near the Seudre river. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P.

XXVIII, 14. Ingenhousz, Jan, 1730-1799.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 8A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 14

Vienna. Desires to know if Franklin received his letters, one with a new east of his profile framed, another requesting to dedicate his book to him. No word received from [Samuel] Wharton or [Francis] Coffyn. Asks his advice about the safety of some money placed in the Public Loan Office at Boston. Question of Franklin's coming to Vienna. Readiness of the Emperor to acknowledge the independence of America. Talk of a commercial treaty with America; chief exports. Vexed at the delay in printing his book.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed, in part, in Works (Sparks, IX, 501, Note).

XLII, 156. Le Roy, Jean Baptiste, 1720-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 April 8 or 15]A.L.S. 3p.XLII, 156

Desiring to wait on Franklin with a young officer, a son of M. Guéneau [de Montbéliard]. Messages from Mme. Martin de Sette, à propos of a consulship for her husband. Acknowledging the beautiful medal presented to the club. Question of electing Dr. Priestley a member of the Acadé des Sciences. (In French.)

XXVIII, 18. Floirac, -------, Abbé.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 9A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 18

Archbishop's Palace, Paris. Desire of Mme. la Comtesse d'Anterroches to send her letters to her son in America in Franklin's care. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 20. Jones, Herbert, 1753-1802.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 9A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 20

Llynon, Anglesea, Wales. Desire of a number of Welshmen to emigrate to America; if Franklin approves, he and others will take to America a colony of at least one thousand people, mostly artificers.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XL, 116. La Rochefoucauld d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 April 9]A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XL, 116

[Paris], Wednesday. Has sent the printer the Treaty of Alliance with France and that with Holland; desires the Treaty with Sweden and the Preface as soon as possible. Elections to the Academy; will take great pleasure in seconding Franklin's views for Mr. [Joseph] Priestly. In French.

XXVIII, 19. Mackinnen, William, 1760-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 9A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 19

Paris. Concerning two books Mr.Vaughan gave him for Mr.Adams.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 23. Galart de Montjoie, 1746-1816.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 10A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 23

Paris. Will send Franklin a memoir setting forth the advantages which the port of Bayonne can offer to the United States if it were thrown open free to their commerce. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 21. Grosser, Mrs. Godfrey.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 10A.L.S. 3p.XXVIII, 21

Leipzig. Asks for the names of the best merchants in Philadelphia, and other ports, and for a list of the commodities which America most needs.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVIII, 22. Utzschneider, Joseph von, 1763-1840.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 10A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 22

Munich. Concerning a Bavarian company who are anxious to trade with America. Begs franklin for information relative to the articles most likely to sell in America and Europe; their intention of sending an agent to Philadelphia.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 27. Bartoli, Giuseppe, 1717-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 11A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 27

Paris. Acknowledging with enthusiasm Franklin's present of the medal; has attempted to put into verse a description of this ever glorious monument. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 26 (OS). Belletti, Dominique-François.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 11A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 26 (OS)

Trieste. Intends sending a vessel to America for trade; no commercial treaty between Austria and America; desires to know if he is at liberty to sell his cargo there and purchase another for the return trip. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 24. Coffyn, Francis.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 11A.L.S. 3p.XXVIII, 24

Dunkirk. List of American prisoners whom he assisted with a little money during their stay in Dunkirk; has drawn on Franklin for the amount. Number of vessels despatched to North America since the conclusion of peace; his endeavor to promote the interest of the house of Bache and Shee of Philadelphia. Advantages the Port of Dunkirk offers to the American trade. Asking for a passport for Captain Coreil's brig which sails for America under American colors.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXVIII, 28. Grivel, M. (Guillaume).
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 11A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 28

Paris. M. Canolle begs that the letter Franklin promised him may be sent by the post. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 29. Halbach, Gaspar. Halbach, Jean.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 11A.L.S 4p.XXVIII, 29

Remscheid near Koln. Begging Franklin to grant them a letter of recommendation to Congress, so that they may receive orders to supply the American army and fleet with arms of all kinds; the reputaion of their house; possibility of establishing a house in Philadelphia; enclosing list of the arms manufactured by them. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S 4p.

XLIII, 180. Joly de Fleury, Jean-François, 1718-1802.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783] April 11L. in 3d P. 1p.XLIII, 180

Thanking Franklin for sending him the medal. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVIII, 25. Ségur, Philippe-Henri, Marquis de, 1724-1801.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 11L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVIII, 25

Paris. Acknowledging the medal sent him by Franklin. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVIII, 30. Amelot de Chaillou, Antoine-Jean, 1732-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 12L in 3d P. 1p.XXVIII, 30

Versailles. Acknowledging with expressions of gratitude the medal sent him by Franklin. (In French.)

General physical description: L in 3d P. 1p.

XXVIII, 31. Hilliard d'Auberteuil, Michel-René.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 12A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 31

Paris. Begs for the design of the medals struck by order of Congress, and of the mausoleums erected through Franklin's influence; a copy of these designs asked for by the book-seller to the King of Prussia, who is getting out an almanac in commemoration of the glorious revolution. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XLIV, 222. La Rochefoucauld d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 12A.L. in 3d P. 2p.XLIV, 222

Thanks Franklin for his fine medal. Asks him to send him the "Treaty with Sweden" and the "Preface." as the printer is waiting for them. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L. in 3d P. 2p.

XXVIII, 32. Perrot de Chezalles, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 12A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 32

Paris. Enclosing a memoir from the inhabitants of La Ciotat, asking that their port may enjoy the same liberties and franchises as Bayonne in favor of the United States. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 35. Castries, Charles Eugène Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de, 1727-1801.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 13L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVIII, 35

Versailles. The ship La Pintade about to sail for America; begs Franklin to send any packets he may have for that country. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XLI, 52. Forbach, Marianne Camasse, Comtesse de, 1734-1807.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 13A.L.S. 1p.XLI, 52

Asking permission to bring a great friend of theirs, M. Delisle, to dine with Franklin. Thanking him for the medal. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 33. Grasse, François Joseph Paul de Grasse, Comte de, 1722-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 13A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 33

Paris. Extremely flattered at receiving the medal sent him by Franklin. Will always remember how fortunate he was in having formed and carried out the project of taking Yorktown. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

Other Descriptive Information: An incorrect translation of this letter is printed in Hale's Franklin in France, II, 263.

XXVIII, 36. Palteau de Veimerange, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 13A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 36

Acknowledging, with thanks, the medal sent him by Franklin. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 34. St. Auban, Jacques-Antoine Baratier, Marquis de.
to William Temple Franklin
1783 April 13A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 34

Paris. Acknowledging with many thanks the medal sent him by Franklin. He and Madame de St. Auban expect Franklin to dine with them soon after Easter. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XLIII, 242. Walterstorff, Ernst Frederik, Baron von, 1755-1820.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783] April 13L. in 3d P. 1p.XLIII, 242

Is prevented from accepting Dr. Franklin's invitation to dinner.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVIII, 39 (OS). Belletti, Dominique-François.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 14A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 39 (OS)

Trieste. Desiring Franklin to forward the enclosed letter to Philadelphia. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 37. Elie de Beaumont, Jean-Baptiste-Jacques, 1732-1786.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 14A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 37

Paris. Acknowledging, with thanks, the medal sent him by Franklin. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 40. Grobert, L. J. de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 14A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 40

Marseilles. Unable to carry out his project of writing the History of the American Revolution in Italian. Desires to found an asylum in America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 38. Stockar zur Sonnenbourg, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 14A.L.S. 3p.XXVIII, 38

Schaffhausen. Criticism of the Abbé Raynal's works and style; prefers to translate the English pamphlets which he owes to Franklin. Recommending a friend who desires to go to America; would be glad to leave for America himself. Their pretended Helvetian freedom is gradually disappearing. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

LV, 27. Mercy-Argenteau, Florimond-Claude, Comte de, 1727-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 15L. in 3d P. 2p.LV, 27

Paris. Requesting letters of introduction for Professor Märter who is about to set out for America on a tour of the world, having been appointed by the Emperor to secure a collection of animals and plants for His Majesty's zoological and botanical gardens. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 2p.

XXVIII, 42. St. Mars, Philippe de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 15A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 42

Nantes. Sending Franklin an ode which he has composed on the peace. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 41. Vaughan, Samuel, 1762-1827.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 15L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVIII, 41

Sending the first number of [Simon Nicolas Henri] Linguet's memoir on the Bastille; will send the second and third as soon as they come to hand; begs for their return as soon as Franklin has read them, as they are in great request.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVIII, 43. Castries, Charles Eugène Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de, 1727-1801.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 16L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVIII, 43

Versailles. Acknowledging the packet sent him by Franklin. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVIII, 44. Greenleaf, Thomas, 1755-1798.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 16A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 44

Paris. Sending a memoir in favor of their compatriot, M. Fanning, detained in the prison at Dunkirk; the cause of this detention is an accusation of theft against some of his crew; protests against such treatment; begs Franklin's intercession with the Minister of the King. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 43.5. Williams, Jonathan, 1719-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 16A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 43.5

London. Sending Franklin an abridged edition of the Common Prayer Book. Prefers London to any place he ever saw. Expectation among Franklin's friends of seeing him in England.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

LXXIII, 24. La Rochefoucauld d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 On or After April 16]A.L. in 3d P. 1p.LXXIII, 24

Asking for a copy of the Treaty with Sweden, for insertion in his work.

XL, 207. Jay, James, Sir, 1732-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783] April 17A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XL, 207

Paris. Begs for a speedy answer to his letter as he leaves Paris in a day or two.

General physical description: A.L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVIII, 45. Pioger.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 17A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 45

Abbeville. Sending a certificate in favor of M. Le Febvre de Villeu. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 47. Beaujeu, ------, Comte de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 18A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 47

Champlitte. Thanking him for the medal. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 48. Kéralio, Agathon Guynement, Chevalier de, 1723-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 18A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 48

Ecole Royale. Expressing his appreciation of the medal. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 46. St. Auban, Jacques-Antoine Baratier, Marquis de. St. Auban, Geneviève Gruyn de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 18L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVIII, 46

Paris. Their expectation of entertaining Franklin at dinner on the following Wednesday. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVIII, 49. Wintmülle, J. M..
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 18A.L.S. 6p.XXVIII, 49

Hamburg. The decision of Congress to establish a regular army in America; their offer of a prize for the best kind of powder for cannon, rifles, etc. Recommends a friend who has had a wide military experience and has made many valuable discoveries for the improvement and perfecting of muskets; report that General Washington intends visiting Paris in the spring. Has in his possession a secret method of Gilding with imitation gold which in appearance and durability is superior to the real thing. Offers to procure him some books by Scandinavian Philosophers. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 6p.

XXVIII, 50 (OS). Duchemin, Daniel.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 19L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 50 (OS)

Paris. Begs Franklin's influence with M. de Ségur that he may be given the Hotel d' lnvalide. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XLIII, 252. Watson, Elkanah, 1758-1842.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 19N. in 3d P. 1p.XLIII, 252

London. Sending Dr. Franklin a few papers.

General physical description: N. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVIII, 52. Pio, Luigi de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 20L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVIII, 52

Paris. Expressing his gratitude for the medal. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVIII, 51. St. Auban, Jacques-Antoine Baratier, Marquis de. St. Auban, Geneviève Gruyn de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 20L. in 3d. P. 1p.XXVIII, 51

Paris. Extremely sorry not to have the pleasure of Franklin's company at dinner on the day appointed; delighted to receive him on the 25th. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d. P. 1p.

XLIV, 261. Brancas, Bufile-Antoine-Léon de Brancas, Comte de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 21A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XLIV, 261

Paris. Inquires at what hour he can see Franklin to speak to him about a young man in whom he is interested and who is at Philadelphia. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L. in 3d P. 1p.

XLI, 43. Forbach, Marianne Camasse, Comtesse de, 1734-1807.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 21A.L.S. 2p.XLI, 43

Paris. Begging him to dine with them and meet [Charles] Prince de Deux Ponts, who has a proposition on the part of Bavaria concerning commercial relations with the United States. Often drinks his health with M. de Keralio. Thanking him for the four bottles of hock. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

LXXIV, 111. Izard, Alice DeLancey, 1745-1832.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 21A.N. in 3d P. 1p.LXXIV, 111

Paris. Request for a pass to America for her family and Miss Stead.

General physical description: A.N. in 3d P. 1p.

XXVIII, 54. Duché, Jacob, 1738-1798.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 22A.L.S. 6p.XXVIII, 54

Asylum, Lambeth. Will abide by Franklin's kind advice and wait with patience to hear from his friends in Philadelphia; left there with the full knowledge and approbation of his congregation; encloses a copy of the address sent him by the Church-wardens and vestrymen of Christ's Church and st. Peter's in Philadelphia [2p.]; believes his friends will solicit the Government in favor of his return; has written [John] Dickinson, Robert Morris and General Washington; thinks a word of recommendation from Franklin would carry great weight. His son, aged twenty, is a pupil of Benjamin West and bids fair to become a fine painter; other details about his family. Encloses copy of an extract of a letter he wrote to Francis Hopkinson [8 p.] defending his motives for leaving England and expressing a desire to return to America, in spite of his present comfortable position.

General physical description: A.L.S. 6p.

XXVIII, 56. Greissot, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 22L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 56

Villeneuve. Enclosing a memoir of Jaques Blanches [2p.] asking for his share of the prize-money during his cruise on the South Carolina. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 57 (OS). Hadenbrock, Jean.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 22A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 57 (OS)

Bordeaux. Thanking him for his two letters of recommendation; intends sailing shortly in the Grand d'Estaing. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 55. Lameth, Charles de, 1757-1832.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 22A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 55

Paris. Acknowledging the precious pledge of esteem with which America has honored him; in case of another war, hopes to find more opportunities of deserving so valued a reward.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 53. MacIntosh, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 22L. in 3d P. 1p.XXVIII, 53

Paris. Concerning certain parcels addressed to Dr. Franklin and others by Major [Samuel] White. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

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XXVIII, 59. Cachard, ------, Chevalier de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 23A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 59

Marseilles. Begs him to answer a letter from a poor merchant of Marseilles, whose possession of a considerable sum in American paper money has contributed to his ruin. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 60. Corny, Dominique-Louis Ethis de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 23A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 60

Paris. Introducing Mr. D'Acosta, a gentleman of Nantes, who has some business to discuss relative to America.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

LXXII, 24. La Rochefoucauld d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 April 23]1 p.LXXII, 24

Notifying Franklin that the treaties with France and Holland are now printed; the printer awaits only the treaty with Sweden to complete the work. Asks Franklin to be so kind as to send it to him or to inform him of his intentions in this matter. The Duc will be pleased to visit Franklin in the upcoming days. In French

XXVIII, 58. Strange, Isabella.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 23A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 58

London. Thanks him for his care of her correspondence; begs that the enclosed may be forwarded; it contains the copy of a will by which her cousin Mrs. [James] Hunter [of Richmond, Virginia], inherits some money by the death of her grandfather the Rev. Dr. Russell.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 61. Coffyn, Francis.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 24A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 61

Dunkirk. Desire to know whether Captain Coreil may expect his passport. Sends an account of money advanced to American prisoners. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXVIII, 62 (OS). Belletti, Dominique-François.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 25A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 62 (OS)

Trieste. Concerning his being made an American Consul. Desires an answer relative to the vessel he proposes sending to America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 62.5. Guinchard, François-Marie.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 25A.L.S. 6p.XXVIII, 62.5

Arpajon. Electrical treatment of a paralytic, a little girl of two years, with the help of clever surgeon in his parish; results obtained; begs for Franklin's opinion and advice. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 6p.

XXXVII, 150. Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1783 April 25]A.L.S. 1p.XXXVII, 150

Arrival of Mr. Hartley.

XXVIII, 63 (OS). Davies, Mary Ann.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 26A.L.S. 4p.XXVIII, 63 (OS)

Florence. Anxious to hear concerning his health and happiness. Grief and trouble through which she and her sister have passed; their recent money loss; death of the Empress Maria Theresa who had always befriended them. Necessity of doing something for her support. Her facility in playing on the armonica; was the first and, she believes, the only successful public player on that instrument; suggests the possibility of being employed permanently by the Queen of France to play for her; begs Franklin's intercession for herself and also for her sister, who would sing in Italian operas or at the Queen's concerts; begs him not to instruct any other player on the armonica, or show them how to make one.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXVIII, 64. Kéralio, Agathon Guynement, Chevalier de, 1723-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 26A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 64

Reminding Franklin of their talk about Burgundy; aware that Americans prefer claret. (In French).

XXVIII, 65. Kéralio, Agathon Guynement, Chevalier de, 1723-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 26A.L.S. 1p.XXVIII, 65

Paris. Franklin expected all afternoon and greatly missed by the mistress of the house, her children, [Charles], Prince de Deux-Ponts and his humble servant; the Prince anxious to give Franklin the subjoined letter. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXVIII, 66. Brahm, Françoise de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1783 April 27A.L.S. 2p.XXVIII, 66