Benjamin Franklin Papers Part 14 -- Materials held at the University of Pennsylvania

Mss.B.F85inventory14

Date: 1705-1788 | Size: 1 section

Abstract

This is part of the large inventory for the Benjamin Franklin Papers (Mss B F85). For complete information concerning this collection, please view the Collection Description. The materials listed here are not held at the APS.

Collection Information

Physical description

767 items

767 items

Provenance

Gift of Charles Pemberton Fox, 1840.

The materials in this collection were originally part of the collection bequeathed by Benjamin Franklin to his grandson, William Temple Franklin, and then given to George Fox. When the bulk of that collection was donated to the American Philosophical Society, some manuscripts were left behind at the Fox estate, Champlost, and these were subsequently donated to the University of Pennsylvania.

Indexing Terms

Collection overview

1705-1788766 item(s); no contentLocated at the University of Pennsylvania

The materials that comprise the University of Pennsylvania's Benjamin Franklin Papers are concentrated in the period of the American Revolution, documenting Franklin's ministry in France, the progress of the American Revolution and French participation, and Franklin's personal affairs in France.

The organization of the collection is essentially chronological, however there are three discrete chronological sequences. The item listing below is derived from I. Minis Hays's calendar of the Franklin Papers without emendation.

1758-1787 
1777-1785 
1705-1788 


Detailed Inventory

Materials held at the University of Pennsylvania
1705-1788766 item(s); no contentLocated at the University of Pennsylvania

The materials that comprise the University of Pennsylvania's Benjamin Franklin Papers are concentrated in the period of the American Revolution, documenting Franklin's ministry in France, the progress of the American Revolution and French participation, and Franklin's personal affairs in France.

The organization of the collection is essentially chronological, however there are three discrete chronological sequences. The item listing below is derived from I. Minis Hays's calendar of the Franklin Papers without emendation.

General physical description: no content

Series I. Letters to Benjamin Franklin
1758-1787 
Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (Great Britain).
to Benjamin Franklin
1761 July 24Printed N.S. 1p.I, 2.

London. Notice of a Committee meeting to consider further the subject of Ship's Blocks. Signed: Peter Templeman, Secretary.

General physical description: Printed N.S. 1p.

Ralph, Miss, 1744-1762.
to Benjamin Franklin
1761 December 31A.N. in 3d P. 1p.I, 3.

Her father [James Ralph] out of danger, but still very weak. Compliments to Mrs. [Margaret] Stevenson.

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

Mead, Samuel.
to Benjamin Franklin
1762 February 25A.L. in 3d P. 1p.I, 4.

London. Account of the good effects of electricity, sent by a curate of Dr. Douglass, which Lord Bath wished he might see; desires to know if Dr. Franklin has anything to add to it before publication.

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

Walker, Hannah Farrow.
to Benjamin Franklin
1762 December 18A.L.S. 1p.I, 5.

Glad to hear of his safe arrival in London.

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

Todd, Anthony, 1717-1798.
to Benjamin Franklin
1764 December 24A.L. in 3d P. 1p.I, 6.

London. Desiring an interview to show him the proposed clauses for the intended Act of Parliament.

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

Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1764-1765]A.L.S. 1p.I, 21.

Enjoyed his "Vindication [and offer from Congress to Parliament]" very much; it must morrify [Chief Justice William] Allen, for it cuts him to the quick; wishes a copy sent to David Barday, Jr.

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

Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1765 June 4]A.N. in 3d P. 1p.I, 8d.

London. Invitation to dinner.

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

Neate, William.
to Benjamin Franklin
1765 June 27A.L. in 3d P. 1p.I, 7.

Promising to send his carriage to convey him and Mrs. [Margaret] Stevenson to Richmond.

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

Charles, Robert.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1765] July 17A.L. in 3d P. 1p.I, 8a.

Desiring his company at the "Letter Feast," at the King's Arms Tavern, Cornhill.

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

Todd, Anthony, 1717-1798.
to Benjamin Franklin
1765 July 18A.L. in 3d P. 1p.I, 8b.

London. Announcing that Lord Bessborough and Lord Grantham will meet at the [General Post] Office at noon to open their patent.

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

Denny, William , 1709-1765.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1765]A.L. in 3d P. 1p.I, 9.

Invitation to dinner at the Star and Garter, Pall Mall, at a crown a head.

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

Hope, Henry.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1766 June]A.L.S. 1p.I, 11.

Invitation to dinner.

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

Michell, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1767] January 27A.L. in 3d P. 1p.I, 8c.

London. Invitation to dinner.

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

Sherwood, Joseph.
to Benjamin Franklin
1767 July 21L. in 3d P. 1p.I, 10.

Concerning [apparently a land claim] which he is attending to for Dr. Franklin.

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

Whitefield, George, 1714-1770.
to Benjamin Franklin
1768 January 21A.L.S. 2p.I, 12.

London. Desiring another interview. The College affair lies dormant. Prophesies the destruction of the world; hopes they will be among the happy few saved.

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

Huck-Saunders, Richard, 1720-1785.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1768 July 9]A.L. in 3d P. 1p.I, 8e.

Invitation to dinner.

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

Galloway, Joseph, 1731-1803.
to Benjamin Franklin
1770 October 12A.L.S. 1p.I, 13.

Philadelphia. Introducing Jacob Rush, brother of Dr. [Benjamin] Rush, who desires to complete his law studies at the Temple.

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

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1770 October 14A.L.S. 2p.I, 14.

Philadelphia. Introducing his brother [Jacob Rush] who intends to study for two years in the Temple, London, in order to finish his studies in the law.

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

Sherwood, Joseph.
to Benjamin Franklin
1771 February 12L.S. 1p.I, 15.

Desiring dates and particulars in the boundary dispute between the Penns and Lord Baltimore.

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Deane, Mrs. William.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1771] March 1A.L. in 3d P. 1p.I,1.

Acknowledging the copy of [Poor] Richard's Maxims, which are so excellent that they ought to be framed and hung up in every house.

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

Jennings, Susannah, 1725-1802.
to Benjamin Franklin
1771 March 20A.L. in 3d P. 1p.I, 16.

Sending him a catalogue of the articles desired by herself and M. Conway.

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

Hewson, William, 1739-1774. Hewson, Mary Stevenson, 1739-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1771-1774] March 22N. in 3d P. 1p.I, 19a.

Reminding him of his promise to dine with them.

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

Jackson, Richard.
to Benjamin Franklin
1771 May 20A.L. in 3d P. 1p.I, 8f.

London, General Post Office. Sending him a piece of elastic gum.

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

Walsh, John, 1726-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1771A.L. in 3d P. 1p.I, 18.

London. Desiring Mr. [Edward] Bancroft's address; wishes to make inquiries concerning the "torporifick eel."

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

Associates of Dr. Bray (Organization).
to Benjamin Franklin
1772 MayEngraved N. 1p.I, 19b.

Associates of the Late Dr. Bray for Founding Libraries, and Instructing the Negroes in the British Plantations. London. Invitation to dinner at the King's Head Tavern, Holborn, on May 21.

General physical description: Engraved N. 1p.

Shipley, Jonathan, 1714-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1772]A.L. in 3d P. 1p.I, 20.

Will wait upon him the following evening with his family and Lord and Lady Spencer.

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

Heberden, William, 1710-1801.
to Benjamin Franklin
1774 JuneEngraved N. 1p.I, 19c.

London. Invitation to dinner on June 10.

General physical description: Engraved N. 1p.

Jones, Noble Wimberly, 1723-1805.
to Benjamin Franklin
1776 July 11A.L.S. 2p.I, 22.

Savannah, Georgia. Prevented by his father's death and his own illness, from sitting in the Continental Congress. The South not as well prepared for defense as the North; Georgia's need of assistance. Indian massacres.

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

Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1776 October 3A.L.S. 4p.I, 23

Ticonderoga. Pleased to hear of the unanimity prevailing in Congress and of the settlement of the boundaries of the various States; glad the Convention is engaged in founding a new Government; surprised at the evacuation of Long Island. Situation of the Americans on Lake Champlain strength of the British; condition of his brigade. Question of enlistments.

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

Sparre, J. de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1776 October 28A.L.S. 1p.I, 24.

Offering to come to Paris if he can be of any use. (In French.)

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

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1776 December 23D.S. 2p.I, 25.

Resolved that the American Commissioners to France, furnish exact information as to Portugal's attitude towards America; orders to fit out vessels to prey upon British property; concerning a loan of 2,000,000 sterling. Signed: Cha[rle]s Thomson, Sec[retar]y, John Hancock, Presid[en]t.

General physical description: D.S. 2p.

United States. Continental Congress. Committee of Secret Correspondence.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 January 1L.S. 1p.I, 26

Baltimore. Announcing his appointment, by Congress, as their Commissioner to negotiate a Treaty of Friendship and Commerce with the Court of Spain. Signed: Benj[amin] Harrison, Richard Henry Lee, Jno. Witherspoon, Will[iam] Hooper.

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Rullecourt, Phillipe-Charles-Félix Macquart, Baron de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 January 18A.L.S. 1p.I, 27.

Paris. Offers for his use a vessel of 64 guns which can be ready to sail in a fortnight; makes a similar offer for the month of May. (In French.)

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

Rullecourt, Phillipe-Charles-Félix Macquart, Baron de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 January 20A.L.S. 2p.I, 28.

Concerning the offer of a vessel to transport goods to America. (In French.)

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

Gruel, Jacques-Barthélémy.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 JanuaryA.L.S. 1p.I, 29.

Account of monies paid by him. (In French.)

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

Sparre, J. de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 February 28A.L.S. 2p.I, 30.

Concering the raising of troops in Hesse; can secure surgeons for the American army, if desired. (In French.)

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

Mercier, ------.
to the American Commissioners
[1777 May 30]L.S. 2p.I, 45.

Appeal for payment for the work of repairing muskets. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Auzoüer, ----- Carroll, Marquise d'.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 July 4A.L.S. 1p.I, 32.

Desires a personal interview. (In French.)

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

Unidentified.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 August 25L. 2p.I, 39.

St. Eustache. Evacuation of Ticonderoga; [General Arthur] St. Clair and [General Mathieu Alexis de] Rochefermoy blamed. Howe's probable destination. [General Robert] Prescott replaced in Rhode Island by [General Sir Robert] Pigot. (In French.)

General physical description: L. 2p.

Alexandre d'Hanache, Hugues-Barthélemy, Marquis, 1739-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 October 27A.L.S. 1p.I, 40.

Enclosing a letter for the Comte de Stirling [William Alexander Lord Stirling]. (In French.)

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

Ingenhousz, Jan, 1730-1799.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 December 14A.L.S. 3p.I, 41.

Has leave of absence to go to Holland and England; desires some political news which may serve to keep his Royal Mistress in good humor. Reflections on the American revolt and England's probable attitude.

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

Deane, Silas, 1737-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 December 29A.L.S. 1p.I, 42.

Passy. Does not fully understand the enclosed; has gone to consult M. [Conrad Alexandre] Gérard [de Rayneval] about it.

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

Unidentified.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1777]L. 1p.I, 46.

Defending Mr. [William] Hodge and requesting his release; [Capt. Gustavus] Conyngham alone to blame. (In French.)

General physical description: L. 1p.

Unidentified.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1777]L. 2p.I, 48.

Desires employment in America as military engineer; need of secrecy in his case. (In French.)

General physical description: L. 2p.

Hutton, James, 1715-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 January 3A.L.S. 2p.II, 1

Passy. Begging him as an humane man to write to his friends in Pennsylvania to use their influence to prevent unauthorized attacks upon Bethlehem; account of an attack made on the village which was repulsed by convalescent soldiers who were in the military hospital, and of another in which they dragged a man at a horse's tail from Bethlehem to Easton.

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

Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 January 31A.L.S. 5p.II, 2.

Manheim. Account of their flight before the British advance at the time of the battle of Brandywine. His wife gave birth to a daughter. Franklin's printing press sold to the State of Virginia. Acknowledges the receipt of the engraver's and potter's performances. The engraver he thinks has paid more attention to the fur cap than to the lines of the face. Theft of a package addressed by Franklin to Congress. Concerning the newspapers then being published. Family affairs.

General physical description: A.L.S. 5p.

Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 February 9A.L.S. 2p.II, 3.

Nantes. News from America; situation of [General] Washington's and [Sir William] Howe's armies; Jersey militia sent to protect their own country; [General] Burgoyne at Winter Hill; reinforcements for Washington; fall of Howe determined; American army in fine spirits; Continental money appreciating; many prizes brought in; Generals [Horatio] Gates and [Israel] Putnam in command at King's Bridge; [General Sir Henry] Clinton in possession of no post beyond that point.

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

Knoepffel, Andreas Christian.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 March 4A.L.S. 3p.II, 4.

Desiring the position of Pastor at the German Reformed Church in Philadelphia; offers to come to Paris to see Dr. Franklin. (In Latin.)

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

La Plaigne, Emmanuel-Pierre de.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1778 March 7]A.L.S. 1p.II, 93.

Introducing Messrs. [Charles] Armand and de Guäy, two Captains of artillery whom he has enlisted in the service of Georgia; well pleased with his recruits. (In French.)

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

O'Gorman, Thomas, 1732-1809.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 March 10A.L.S. 1p.II, 5.

Stating the amount of Dr. Franklin's debt for the rental of a carriage, and for wine used on the journey. (In French.)

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

Espagne, ------ d'.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 March 18A.L.S. 3p.II, 8.

Lost his fortune in a law-suit; sends Dr. Franklin a book he has written; if he can be of use to the young American Pepublic, offers to emigrate there with his son and daughter. (In French.)

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

Hari, Mechia Caph de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 March 24A.L.S. 3p.II, 9.

Brienne. In spite of his parents' objections, desires to enter the American army; desires Dr. Franklin's aid. (In French.)

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

Wren, Thomas, 1724-1787.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 March 25A.L.S. 2p.II, 10

Portsmouth. Writes on behalf of the prisoners, who desire a certain sum per week granted them for food; extortionate charges made by the person who furnishes their meals.

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

Dubois, Jean Baptiste.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 [March]L. in 3d P. 2p.II, 94.

His service in the French army; desires to be a Second Lieutenant in the United States army. (In French.)

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

Gautier, Antoine.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 April 2A.L.S. 3p.II, 11.

Au Cap François. Concerning a claim by a man called [Stephen] Ceronio, to be an Agent of Congress; if true, his inability to pay a certain debt reflects upon his Government. (In French.)

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

Choiseul-Beaupré, Marie-Françoise Lallemant de Betz, Comtesse de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 April 9A.L.S. 1p.II, 12.

Sending a letter for him, committed to her care. (In French.)

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

Espagne, ------ d'.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 April 9A.L.S. 4p.II, 13.

Desiring the position of French Consul in America. (In French.)

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

Genet, Edme Jacques, 1726-1781.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 April 10A.L.S. 2p.II, 14.

Sends the pretended reply of Great Britain to the Declaration of Independence; too long and erroneous to print; glad to publish any refutation Dr. Franklin may care to prepare. (In French.)

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

Pratt, Mr. (Samuel Jackson), 1749-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 April 18A.L.S. 1p.II, 15.

Prevented by sudden business from waiting on him with Mrs. Melmoth.

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

Laumoy, Marie-Marguerite Lorteau de Lermilière de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 April 21L. in 3d P. 1p.II, 16.

Orleans. Asking for news of her son, who entered the American service in June, 1776. (In French.)

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

Schweighauser, John Daniel.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 April 23A.L.S. 1p.II, 17.

Nantes. Introducing his son-in-law, M. Dobrée. (In French.)

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

Mercier, Louis-Sebastien, 1740-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1778 April 30]A.L.S. 1p.I, 44.

Begs for a reply to the two petitions he has had the honor of presenting. (In French.)

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

Williams, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 1A.L.S. 1p.II, 18.

Has been shamefully and designedly deceived; refers Dr. Franklin, for details, to the bearer, Dr. [James] Smith, well-known for his loyalty to America. His own imminent departure.

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

Lugny, ----- de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 5A.L.S. 2p.II, 19.

As an experienced military engineer, desires to go to America and serve in the army. (In French.)

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

Martin, ------.
to the American Commissioners
1778 May 6A.L.S. 3p.II, 20.

Desiring recommendations to merchants in the principal American ports, where he expects to sell his cargoes. (In French.)

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

La Chesnaye, Charles Gleyo.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 8A.L.S. 1p.II, 21.

L'Orient. About to sail for America; offers his services. (In French.)

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

Feutry, Aimé Ambroise Joseph, 1720-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 8A.L.S. 1p.II, 22.

Sending a work of his which is out of print; expects to meet him at M. [Le Ray] de Chaumont's dinner; begs for a recommendation to Madame de Thélusson; desires her support for a certain petition. (In French.)

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

Genet, Edme Jacques, 1726-1781.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 9A.L.S. 4p.II, 23.

Promising to use the Resolution of Congress of December 19th. Sends a list of eleven ships, ordered by the British to watch the movements of the French. Arrival of important dispatches at St. James's [Palace, London] from France on May 3d, which were immediately sent to the King, at Portsmouth.

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

Lameth, Marie-Thérèse de Broglie, Comtesse de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 10A.L.S. 2p.II, 24.

Writes on behalf of the Chevalier de Bazantin, who was captured by the English on his way to join the American troops; asks that he may be exchanged and given a position worthy of his talents. (In French.)

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

Cushing, Thomas, 1725-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 13A.L.S. 2p.II, 25 and 26.

Boston. Rejoices with him over the consummation of the two treaties with France; while still ignorant of this alliance, Congress passed resolutions which did them much honor. Acknowledging his kindness to the writer's son [Thomas Cushing, Jr.,] now in France. (In duplicate.)

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

Cooper, Samuel, 1725-1783.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 13A.L.S. 2p.II, 27.

Boston. Congratulates him upon the consummation of the French treaties; gave public thanks from his pulpit; before this alliance was known, Congress had done itself much honor by its spirited rejection of Lord Howe's peace proposals.

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

Cooper, Samuel, 1725-1783.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 14A.L.S. 2p.II, 28.

Boston. Joy in America over the news of the French treaties. Glowing prophesies of what a French fleet in the Delaware could accomplish.

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

Carmichael, William.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 14A.L.S. 3p.II, 29.

Boston. Arrival of the Deane on May Ist, also the two ships loaded by Mr. [John] Ross on account of Congress; the country rejoiced over the French Alliance; expense incurred through the late arrival of the clothing. Distress caused by the depreciation of paper money. Incidents of his voyage; difficulties and expense of travelling. Size of American army. High esteem in which [Marquis de] Lafayette, Count Pulaski, Chevalier de Bertail and General [Thomas] Conway are held.

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

Lovell, James, 1737-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 15A.L.S. 3p.II, 30

York. His letter concerning Mr. [Silas] D[eane] read in Congress; reasons why Congress regarded Deane's recall as imperative; his services not underestimated; believes he may return with honor, on a mission to Holland.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 18A.L.S. 2p.II, 31.

Promising, as far as possible, to avoid any dispute with Mr. [William] Lee's deputy. Encloses a letter from Lieut. [Thomas] Simpson, who is under arrest and wishes to be sent to America for trial.

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

Pahin de La Blancherie, 1752-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 19A.L.S. 3p.II, 32.

Soliciting his support for the plan he intends presenting to the Academy on the morrow. (In French.)

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

Anisson-Duperon, Jacques.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 22L. in 3d P. 1p.II, 33

Paris. Reminding him of his promise to dine with him and visit the Royal Printing office. (In French.)

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

Allaire, Peter, b. circa 1740.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 22A.L.S. 1p.II, 34.

Calais. Just arrived from England; all the fleet in the Downs under way; the twelve ships of the line at St. Helen's have probably sailed too.

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

Brancas, Marie-Louise de Lovendal- Danneskiold, Comtesse de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 23A.L.S. 2p.II, 35.

Desires to enlist his interest in behalf of [the Chevalier d'Abezac,] a young French Corporal who wishes to serve in the American army. (In French.)

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

Vaux, Charles Grant, Vicomte de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 25A.L.S. 2p.II, 36.

Desiring to know if the two vessels the Lion and de Vaux are among the number taken by the English. (In French.)

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

Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques, Baron de l'Aulne, 1727-1781.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 26L. in 3d P. 2p.II, 37.

Desiring letters of introduction to prominent people in Charleston, for M. Roulhac who intends to establish a commercial house in that city; withdrawing his previous request for letters for M. [Menedrieu] de Barcis. (In French.)

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

Barbeu Du Bourg, M. (Jacques), 1709-1779.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 26A.L.S. 1p.II, 38

Enclosing a letter from M. [Thomas François] Busson, recommended to Dr. Franklin by M. Dalibard. Question whether hernia, especially umbillical hernia, is as common in America as it is in Europe; advisability of sending samples of bandages of trusses. (In French.)

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

Cazeneuve, Jerome.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 27L.S. 5p.II, 39.

Bordeaux. Account of a projected meeting on board the "Boston," to betray the frigate; with the consent of the Captain, he acted as a spy upon the conspirators.

General physical description: L.S. 5p.

Pahin de La Blancherie, 1752-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 27A.L.S. 3p.II, 40.

Entreats Dr. Franklin to be present at the meeting of the Académie des Sciences, as he fears some hostile action on the part of his enemies, which would destroy the work of years. (In French.)

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

Pautinel, L. Duran de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 29A.L.S. 3p.II, 41.

Desiring information for the use of serveral young Frenchmen who intend going into business in America. (In French.)

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

Le Roy, Jean Baptiste, 1720-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 MayA.L. 2p.II, 42.

Requesting a letter of recommendation for a rich and worthy merchant of Bretagne, M. Lalande Robinot, who is ready to send a vessel to America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L. 2p.

Borel, Antoine, 1743-1810.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 1A.L.S. 1p.II, 43.

Desiring him to appoint a time when he may make his portrait. (In French.)

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

Cooper, Samuel, 1725-1783.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 1A.L.S. 4p.II, 44.

Boston. Public honors paid to France. Conciliatory proposals by the British; at the same time they made a barbarous attack upon Bristol; rumored that the British are to leave Philadelphia. Spirit in the American army. Burgoyne tried by court-martial, a favor he did not deserve. The proposed Constitution rejected; reasons for this. Mr. [John] Adams sailed for France in February; the ship reported captured. (A. Copy.)

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

Brétigney, Charles-François Sevelinges, Marquis de, 1754-1793.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 1A.L.S. 3p.II, 45.

Cap François. Free again after six months in a British prison; expects to serve in the Georgia troops under the command of one of his friends. Glad to learn of the Franco-American Alliance. (In French.)

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

Rochefermoy, Mathieu de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 2A.L.S. 3p.II, 46.

Nancy. Report circulated by the Gazette of Leyden that the American officers at Ticonderoga were bribed by the British; as this reflects severely on his father [Mathieu-Alexis de Rochefermoy], Brigadier-General at Ticonderoga, begs Dr. Franklin to deny the report. (In French.)

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

Genet, Edme Jacques, 1726-1781.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 5A.L.S. 1p.II, 47.

Hears that he has received a bundle of newspapers from America; will be glad to translate and print any extracts he may deem desirable.

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

St. Montant, ------ de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 8A.L.S. 1p.II, 48.

Paris. Requesting an interview.

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

Odolant-Desnos de Lazerie, Latuin-Louis- Gaspard, 1759-1807.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 10A.L.S. 2p.II, 49.

Desires to enter the American army; asks for a free passage. (In French.)

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

Mesny, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 14A.L.S. 1p.II, 50.

Roquancourt. Supporting a petition of Madame de Poulinet de Besançon; particular interest taken by M. de la Faye in the lady. (In French.)

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

Hartmann, Rudolphe Ernest.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 15A.L.S. 3p.II, 51.

Requesting information about Baron Hermann de Zedewitz, who stole a quantity of gems from the writer, in London, and then fled to America; Zedwirz's subsequent career in the American army; since May, 1777, has heard nothing of him. (In French.)

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

Genet, Edme Jacques, 1726-1781.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 17A.L.S. 1p.II, 52.

Desiring him to reply to an English attack on the Declaration of Independence; if he is too busy, will write it himself. (In French.)

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

Pahin de La Blancherie, 1752-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 17A.L.S. 2p.II, 53.

Desiring his presence at the Academy to see the model of a piece of sculpture relating to North America. (In French.)

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

Sainneville, ------, Baron de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 17A.L.S. 2p.II, 54.

Brest. Sends a package and letters received for him at Boston; refers him to them for American news. (In French.)

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

Lort de St. Victor, ------ de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 19A.L.S. 2p.II, 55.

Strasbourg. The Government unable to co-operate with [Captain Jacques] Le Maire, purchasing agent for the United States, without a letter from the Minister of War. Recommending a young officer, M. Marcellin, for a position in the American army. (In French.)

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

Huerne, P..
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 20A.L.S. 2p.II, 56.

Paris. Desiring to go to America, under his patronage. (In French.)

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

Magalhães, João Jacinto de, 1722-1790.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 20A.L.S. 3p.II, 57.

About to leave [for London]; good wishes for Dr. Franklin's welfare and for the glorious cause. Praise for the President de Saron and all his family.

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

Bouget, A..
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 24A.L.S. 2p.II, 58.

Morat en Suisse. Lost all his fortune in a Colonial indigo plantation; applies for assistance. (In French.)

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

Genet, Edme Jacques, 1726-1781.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 24A.L.S. 2p.II, 59.

Has made extracts for his paper and has then sent the letters to Comte de Vergennes. (In French.)

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

Missa, Michel.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 24A.L.S. 1p.II, 60.

Paris. Inviting him and his grandson to dinner. (In French.)

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

Auber de Peÿrelongue, Catherine d'.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 25A.L.S. 2p.II, 61.

Begging him to secure the release of her son who is held a prisoner by the British at St. Augustine. (In French.)

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

Hartmann, Rudolphe Ernest.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 25A.L.S. 1p.II, 62.

Distressing situation of himself and family; begs him to secure the payment of the debt mentioned in a former letter. (In French.)

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

Bristow, Benjamin.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 26A.L. in 3d P. 1p.II, 63.

Asking for the address of Mr. Samuel Adams.

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

Le Roux, C. J. (Charles).
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 27A.L.S. 1p.II, 64.

Paris. Requesting his presence at a meeting of the College of Bayeux; will read a poem, addressed to the King, on the hostilities of the English. (In French.)

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

Mauduyt, M. (Pierre-Jean-Claude).
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 28A.L.S. 1p.II, 65.

Announcing a postponement of the public meeting of the Royal Society of Medicine. (In French.)

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

Court de Gébelin, Antoine, 1725-1784.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 29A.L.S. 1p.II, 66.

Paris. Inviting him and his family to be guests of honor at a banquet to be given at Passy by La Loge des Neuf Soeurs.  (In French.)

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

Junker, M. (Georges-Adam).
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 July 1A.L.S. 1p.II, 67.

Desires to communicate something concerning the United States. (In French.)

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

Pahin de La Blancherie, 1752-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 July 2A.L.S. 2p.II, 68.

Feels assured that the establishment for which he solicits aid will be success, and that its income will always exceed its expenses. (In French.)

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

Richard, -----.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 July 2A.L.S. 1p.II, 69.

Asking for news of M. Lebon. (In French.)

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

Rulhière, Claude Carloman de, 1734-1791.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1778] July 3A.L. in 3d P. 1p.II, 70.

Reasons why he desires the immediate return of his History of Anarchy in Poland. (In French.)

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

Rulhière, Claude Carloman de, 1734-1791.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1778] July 4A.L. in 3d P. 1p.II, 71.

Desiring the return of his Mss., History of Anarchy, sent for Dr. Franklin's inspection. (In French.)

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

Bout, ------ de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 July 4A.L.S. 1p.II, 72.

Desiring the return of a letter from the Chevalier de Bazantin, together with one from the Comtesse de Lameth. (In French.)

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

Gauthier, Marc-François.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 July 5A.L.S. 3p.II, 73.

Accused of passing counterfeit money and sentenced to the galleys for life; declares his innocence; begs Dr. Franklin to procure his release and allow him to enter the United States navy. (In French.)

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

Genet, Edme Jacques, 1726-1781.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1778] July 10A.L.S. 4p.II, 74.

News from America; rumors of the evacuation of Philadelphia; announcement in the Courier de l'Europe of a Committee appointed by Congress to treat with the English for peace; desires authority to stigmatize this report as a lie.

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

Bout, ------ de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 July 12A.L.S. 1p.II, 75.

Returning the Chevalier de Bazantin's letter; forward Dr. Franklin's letter to Madame de Broglie, Comtesse de Lameth. (In French.)

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

Herbaut de Marcenay, Madame.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 July 12A.L.S. 2p.II, 76.

Expressing Mme. de Breget's acknowledgments and her regret at being unable to accept his invitiation to dinner. (In French.)

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

Martin, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 July 14A.L.S. 2p.II, 77.

Dunkirk. Desiring news of his son who left Nantes on March 12th for America. (In French.)

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

Faure, Douneau, et Compagnie.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 July 15A.L.S. Le Fort. 2p.II, 78.

Marseilles. Desiring to know the truth of the report of the capture of the Elégante by the English ship Emerald, and the decision of the Congress of Williamsburg to repay Captain Collineau of the Elégante, owing to treachery having been used in the capture. (In French.)

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

Alexandre d'Hanache, Hugues-Barthélemy, Marquis, 1739-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 July 18A.L.S. 1p.II, 79.

Expressing a desire for a personal meeting; sent letters to be forwarded to his relative, Count Sterling [William Alexander, Earl of Stirling]; thinks by this time the answers should have arrived. (In French.)

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

Plombard et Legris.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 July 28A.L.S. 2p.II, 80.

Nantes. Sends a bill of Henry Laurens for acceptance; M. Plombard going to America on business; offers his services. (In French.)

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

Conway, James, Comte de, 1711-1787.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 August 3A.L. in 3d P. 1p.II, 81.

Wishes to call on Dr. Franklin and Mr. [John] Adams and present M. de Brion and the Chevalier Alexandre d'Hanache; M. de Brion about to start for San Domingo. (In French.)

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

Pahin de La Blancherie, 1752-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 August 5A.L.S. 2p.II, 82.

Urging his presence at an approaching meeting of that establishment which he has so generously patronized. (In French.)

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

Pahin de La Blancherie, 1752-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 August 17A.L.S. 1p.II, 83.

Inviting him to a meeting on the following day. (In French.)

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

Henry, Dom Pedro.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 August 23A.L.S. 3p.II, 84.

Madrid. Ardent desire to enter the American service as engineer; account of his previous work; begs Dr. Franklin to help him. (In French.) A. E. by Dr. Franklin. "The Commissioners have no orders to send more engineers; when they have, his application will be considered."

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

Droüet, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 August 24A.L.S. 1p.II, 85.

Desires an interview. (In French.)

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

Odolant-Desnos, Pierre-Joseph, 1722-1801.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 August 28A.L.S. 3p.II, 86.

His only son has disappeared with the money given him to take his degree in medicine at the University of Paris; has probably assumed a false name; begs Dr. Franklin to find him. (In French.)

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

La Faye, Julien-Pierre de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 August 30A.L.S. 2p.II, 87.

Paris. Requesting an answer to M. Ponteney's proposal to furnish supplies for America. A.E. by Dr. Franklin. Orders for America all filled; recommends M. Pontency to correspond with Mr. [Jonathan] Williams, [Jr.], at Nantes. (In French.)

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

Duplacy, Joseph Ruault.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 September 21A.L.S. 3p.XII, 9.

Saint Brieuc. Has had thirteen years' experience on board British vessels; wishes to secure a position on one of the ships at Nantes. (In French.)

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

Mongin, François. Fraissignes, Jacques. Laffitte, Laurent.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 October 2L.S. 2p.II, 88.

Alresford, Hampshire. Captured at sea in October, 1777; endured cruel treatment in a British prison until released on parole; desire to be exchanged. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Hopkins, Daniel, 1734-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 October 23A.L.S. 1p.II, 89.

Begging his influence to secure the release of the writer's brother-in-law, John Palmer, who has been a prisoner in England for eighteen months.

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

Genet, Edme Jacques, 1726-1781.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 December 4A.L.S. 1p.II, 90.

The King of England's speech, with an abstract of the debates in both Houses, will appear on the morrow; has treated the lie about Gen. Washington as it deserved.

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

United States. Navy Board of the Eastern Department.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 December 21A.L.S. 3p.II, 91.

Orders for Capt. [Pierre] Landais, of the Alliance, relative to his passenger, the Marquis de la Fayette; instructions covering his movements during the voyage to France and upon his arrival there. Signed: W[illia]m Vernon, Pres[iden]t, J[ohn] Deshon.

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

Deinet, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1778]A.L.S. 1p.II, 92.

Frankfurt. Sends a book of which other copies may be ordered, if so desired. (In French.)

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

Grand, Rodolphe-Ferdinand, 1726-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778A.L. in 3d P. 1p.II, 95.

Concerning Dr. Franklin's indebtedness for books and for a sum sent to Mr. W[illia]m Hodgson on behalf of the American prisoners.

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

Wildrik, W..
to Benjamin Franklin
1778A.L.S. 1p.II, 97.

Begging him once again to reply to his letters. (In French.)

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

Cochran, Charles B..
to Benjamin Franklin
[1779] January 1A.L.S. 1p.XII, 30.

A New Year's greeting. (In French.)

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

Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 January 24A.L.S. 1p.III, 1.

Chaillot. [Rodolphe Ferdinand] Grand probably has the public papers he desires. Encloses Mr. [Silas] Deane's remarks.

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

Digges, Thomas Attwood, 1742-1821.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 January 31A.L.S. 2p.III, 2.

Hails with delight the disputes and discussions in America; opportunity to accelerate the subjugation of the revolted Colonies. Sorry to report successes by the French privateers. Sketches Lord Shelburne's future policy with respect to America; his own ability to aid him. Concerning the offers made by the Administration [in England] to purchase French neutrality in the present contest.

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

Gibbes, Margaret. Stevens, Margaret Emma.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 February 2L. in 3d P. 1p.III, 3.

Prevented from paying their respects by the indisposition of Mrs. Gibbes; compliments to Mr. [John] Adams.

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

Hills, Stephen et al.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 February 2L.S. 3p.III, 4.

Desiring to be furnished with clothing and money; their monthly pay wholly inadequate.

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

Digges, Thomas Attwood, 1742-1821.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 February 7A.L.S. 3p.III, 5

Bristol. News from England; a fleet ready to sail from the West Indies. A regiment to be sent to Quebec to keep patriotic Canadians quiet. The British Ministry steering between peace and war; rumored changes in the Ministry. Stocks affected by reports of disunion in America; Americans expected to propose terms short of independence. No indication that [Arthur] Lee now has improper communications with Lord Shelburne. Exorbitant prices in America; suggestions for relief.

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

Deane, Silas, 1737-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 February 7A.L.S. 1p.III, 6.

Philadelphia. Introducing Major Montford, who served with destinction in America under Count Pulaski.

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

Hills, Stephen et al.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 February 7L.S. 1p.XII, 10.

Desiring the money promised them for their necessary expenses when they should reach France.

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Landais, Peter.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 February 8A.L.S. 1p.III, 7.

Asking that the French authorities may have everything ready in the harbor for repairing the ship.

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

Mercier, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1779 Before February 10]L. in 3d P. 1p.I, 43.

Desiring payment for his work of repairing arms. (In French.)

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

Johns, Aquila.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 February 10A.L.S.XII, 11.

On board the Buckskin. Certifying to his capture of the English privateer Spy; gives the parole of the Spy's officers and crew.

General physical description: A.L.S.

Blodget, Nathan.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 February 27A.L.S. 2p.XII, 12

Purser of the Alliance, Brest. A list of articles ordered for transportation to America on board the Alliance.

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

Grand, Rodolphe-Ferdinand, 1726-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 March 2A.L. 2p.III, 8.

The return of bills from Congress would be more of a blow to the United States than the loss of Georgia. Question of the American Commissioners being allowed to draw upon French banks. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L. 2p.

Alliance (Ship). Officers.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 March 3L.S. 2p.III, 9.

Brest. Complaining that Captain [Pierre] Landais has not paid them their wages and has not furnished sufficient provisions; the petitioners in great need of clothing.

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 March 26A.L. in 3d P. 1p.III, 10.

Paris. Enclosing an account of Mr. [John D.] Schweighauser, which he has found among his papers.

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

Faynard, Jacques.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 March 29L.S. 1p.III, 11.

Paris. Has invented a powder for stopping hemorrhages both internal and external; invites him to be present at a trial of it, to be made before some members of the Academy of Surgery. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Tillet, Mathieu.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 April 7A.L.S. 1p.III, 12.

Paris. Invitation to dine with M. Amelot, President of the Académie des Sciences, on the day of the public meeting when Dr. Franklin will read one of the papers. (In French.)

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

Boule, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 April 8A.L.S. 3p.III, 13.

Has taken money with which he was entrusted; begs Dr. Franklin to keep this confession secret; promises to repay the money in six months and to show his repentence by his future conduct. (In French.)

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

Kéralio, Agathon Guynement, Chevalier de, 1723-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 April 17A.L.S. 2p.III, 14.

Inviting him and his grandson to dinner on the 22d. (In French.)

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

Lovell, James, 1737-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 April 29A.L.S. 3p.III, 15

Philadelphia. Hopes that he has received his appointment as Minister Plenipotentiary to France. [Silas] Deane's recall necessary. Arthur Lee's destruction determined upon by a party in America. Urges him to write frequently to Congress in order to show that there is more than one man [Deane] in the universe who can please the Court of France. In the bitter discussions in America, Franklin has not escaped censure. (A. Copy.)

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

Digges, Thomas Attwood, 1742-1821.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 May 18A.L.S. 1p.III, 16.

Gen, [Sir William] Howe's evidence yet before the House; likelihood of the Ministry abandoning the idea of America's subjugation.

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

Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de, 1719-1787.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 June 1A.L. 1p.III, 17

Versailles. Questions which must be answered before a passport can be issued for Messrs. [Sir William] Jones and [John] Paradise. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L. 1p.

Hills, Stephen. Adams, Joseph.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 June 8L.S. 2p.III, 18.

Onboard the Alliance, L'Orient. Captain John Paul Jones has tried in vain to influence [Captain Pierre] Landais to do right; obliged to resign their position as officers, owing to the manner in which Captain Landais governs the ship.

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

United States. Continental Congress. Committee of Foreign Affairs.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 June 13 - July 16A.L.S. 4p.III, 21

Philadelphia. Resolution of Congress, calling upon the Commissioners for information of their proceedings with [Pierre Augustin Caron de] Beaumarchais; sends journals and gazettes. Query whether no American privateer will retaliate on the coast of England for outrages committed by Great Britain on the American coast. General [Benjamin] Lincoln's militia did well in the attack on [General Augustine] Prevost. Signed: James Lovell.  (In quadruplicte.)

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

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 JuneL.S. 2p.III, 19.

Enclosing Acts of Congress of June 5th and 10th by which Dr. Franklin is directed to pay certain sums to M. [Pierre Augustin Caron de] Beaumarchais for supplies purchased and sent to America. Signed: John Jay, Presid[en]t

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Vesey, Peter et al.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 July 8L.S. 3p.III, 20.

Released from an English prison, only to be recaptured and imprisoned by the French; beg to be sent home to their families in America.

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

United States. Continental Congress. Committee of Commerce.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 July 21L.S. 2p.III, 22.

Philadelphia. Requesting Dr. Franklin not to permit bills from Oliver Pollock, Continental Agent at New Orleans to be protested. Signed: Fra[ncis] Lewis. (In duplicate.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Lovell, James, 1737-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 August 6, September 16A.L.S. 4p.III, 23

Philadelphia. Complains of the few letters received from him. [Silas] Deane's publication of December 5th, full of lies; believes he has ruined his chance of public usefulness. No longer any distinction in America between the Ministry and the people of England; from King to soot-boy they wish to say "Oak Colonies." (In triplicate.)

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

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 September 28A.L.S. 1p.III, 24.

Announcing the election of Samuel Huntington as President of Congress. Signed: Cha[rle]s Thomson, Sec[retar]y.

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

Vengeance (Ship). Officers.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 October 26D.S. 1p.III, 26.

On board the Vengeance. Certifying to Captain [Pierre] Landais's refusal to obey orders. (In French. Copy.)

General physical description: D.S. 1p.

Laurence, Henry et al.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 November 2L.S. 2p.III, 29.

Mill Prison, Plymouth. Complain of having been cruelly confined for over two years; appeal to him for relief.

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Freemasons. Loge des neuf sœurs (Paris, France).
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 November 10L.S. 1p.III, 30.

Urging him to be present at their public fête; nothing else could give the meeting such éclat. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Digges, Thomas Attwood, 1742-1821.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 November 15A.L.S. 1p.III, 31

London. Introducing M. Fabroni and M. Fontana, two learned young Italian travellers.

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

La Hure, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 November 15Mem. 2p.III, 32.

Passy. Tailor's bill receipted. (In French.)

General physical description: Mem. 2p.

Cottineau, Dennis Nicholas, 1746-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 November 24L.S. 4p.III, 33.

Complaining of the conditions on board the "Serapis"; equipments, food and irons for the prisoners lacking; the ship unseaworthy. (In French. Copy.)

General physical description: L.S. 4p.

Digges, Thomas Attwood, 1742-1821.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 December 3A.L.S. 3p.III, 34.

Stepney. Moneys paid out for Dr. Franklin; cool attitude of Messrs. [John] J[ay] and [Arthur] L[ee]. American news in England; position of the British troops. Less talk of vigorously prosecuting the American war, in spite of Lord North's speech; report that "through the wicked machinations of Dr. Franklin, a very good understanding exists between Ireland and the Rebel Congress." Signed: "Donald Forbes"

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

Chaumont, Jean-Pierre de, 1739-1783.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1779 December]A.L.S. 1p.III, 37.

From Chaumont, the Secretaire général des Hussards. Sends a petition from a German Prince, who wishes his name withheld until an answer is received. (In French.)

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 January 1A.L.S. 2p.IV, 1.

Description of the hats, shoes and hose to be purchased for Congress; desires to know what the uniform is to be.

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

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 January 4A.L.S. 1p.XII, 14.

Directing him to apply to the French Court for aid in securing the exchange of Henry Laurens. Similar directions sent to John Jay. Signed: Sam[uel] Huntington, President.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 January 10A.L.S. 3p.IV, 4.

Desiring information about the clothing for 15,000 men, which he is getting ready in accordance with the paln of Dr. Franklin and M. de Chaumont.

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

France. Court of Admiralty.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 January 11, 12A.D.S. 4p.IV, 5.

Morlaix. Official report of invoicing and sealing the cargo of the British prize, Camden, taken by the American ship, Black Princess. [Extract from the minutes.] Signed: Le Ridelle. (In French.)

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

France. Court of Admiralty.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 January 13A.D.S. 3p.IV, 6.

Morlaix. Testimony of Robert Storey concerning the capture of the English vessel, Camden, by the Black Princess. [Extract from the Court Record.] Signed: Le Ridelle. (In French.)

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

France. Court of Admiralty.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 January 13A.D.S. 3p.IV, 7.

Morlaix. Testimony of Thomas Borch, a British prisoner, concerning the capture of the Camden by the Black Princess. [Extract from the Minutes.] Le Ridelle. (In French.)

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

France. Court of Admiralty.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 January 13D.S. 4p.IV, 8.

Morlaix. Testimony of Abraham Needam concerning the capture of the Camden by the Black Princess. Signed: Le Ridelle.  (In French.)

General physical description: D.S. 4p.

France. Court of Admiralty.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 January 18D.S. 3p.IV, 9.

Morlaix. Concerning a protection from imprisonment of nine men and one cabin boy on board the Camden. Signed: Le Bitter, Interpreter. (In French.)

General physical description: D.S. 3p.

France. Court of Admiralty.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 January 19D.S. 3p.IV, 10.

Morlaix. Testimony of John Hunt concerning the prize James and Thomas taken by the Black Prince. [Extract from the Minutes.] Signed: Ringuin, Griffin.  (In French.)

General physical description: D.S. 3p.

Rinquin, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 January 21A.L.S. 1p.IV, 11.

Morlaix. Sends the testimony concerning the capture of the James and Thomas by the Black Prince. (In French.)

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

Chaumont, Jean-Pierre de, 1739-1783.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 January 27A.L.S. 1p.IV, 12.

Paris. Concerning the proposal of a German Prince to furnish a regiment of soldiers for the American service. (In French.)

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 February 1A.L.S. 2p.IV, 13.

Enclosing a letter from Captain [John] Manley, now in Mill Prison. Has drawn on M. [Le Ray] de Chaumont for money.

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

Rinquin, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 February 2A.L.S. 1p.IV, 14.

Sends the testimong concerning the capture of the English ship, "Comden," by the "Black Princess." (In French.)

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 February 19A.L.S. 4p.IV, 15.

Business of shipping goods to America; orders of Congress concerning the clothing, conflict with the orders given by [Marquis de] la Fayette.

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

Williams, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 February 26A.L.S. 1p.IV, 16.

Indignantly denies that he was in Communication with the British Government, while in England; wishes to go to America and share that fate of his countrymen.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 February 26A.L.S. 4p.IV, 17.

Begs Dr. Franklin to deny the report that his Uncle [John Williams] was in communication with the British Government while in London. Reported capture of six British transports bound from New York, with provisions for the gurison at Penobscot.

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

Materre, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 February 29A.L.S. 3p.IV, 18.

Requesting news of Jacques Materre who sailed from Bordeaux on March 22, 1777, for the United States in order to enter the army. (In French.)

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 March 5A.L.S. 1p.IV, 19.

Introducing Mr. [George] Mason, [Jr.], of Virginia.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 March 7A.L.S. 3p.IV, 20.

Concerning the shipment of clothing to Rochelle. Requests a passage to America for his Uncle [John Williams] and for Mr. [Joseph] Gridley, whose health requires his return. Asks for the receipt for Crown Soap.

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

Alexander, William, 1729-1819.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 March 19A.D.S. 2p.IV, 21.

Paris. Certifying to being present at a conversation between Mr. [William] Pult[e]ney and Dr. Franklin, when the former made proposals for a reconciliation with America. (Copy.)

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

Rousseau, Jean, 1724-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 March 25A.L.S. 3p.IV, 22.

Writes on behalf of a person who wishes employment as Secretary. (In French.)

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 March 27A.L.S. 2p.IV, 23.

Concerning the terms agreed upon with M. [Le Ray] de Chaumont for shipping freight to America.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 March 30A.L.S. 3p.IV, 24.

Question of duties on goods sent to America. Desires a letter of recommendation to the President of the Congress for his Uncle [John Williams], who is about to sail, stating that he has not been employed by the English King since his commission in America, ten years ago; that he has been in France eighteen months and that Dr. Franklin wishes him to be received by his countrymen.

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

Sarsfield, Guy-Claude, Comte de, 1718-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 March 31A.L.S. 1p.IV, 25.

Desiring to know the whereabouts of a M. d'Orbrais, who went to America on a mission for Dr. Franklin; gave him a commission also, but has heard nothing from him. (In French.)

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

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 March 31A.L.S. 4p.IV, 26

Philadelphia. The high esteem in which he holds both [Silas] Deane and Dr. Franklin; Considers the former a marty to the cause of America; his own embittering experience as a public officer.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 April 6A.L.S. 2p.IV, 27.

Concerning the shipment of supplies a Brest. Report that the State of Maryland had taken some notice of him, as regards the management of their funds in England; desires further particulars.

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

Alliance (Ship). Officers. Degge, James Arthur.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 April 12L.S. 2p.IV, 28.

On board the Alliance, L'Orient. Stating their destitute condition; have received neither wages nor prize-money; their debts unpaid, and the ship almost ready to sail.

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Nuter, Jacob. Alliance (Ship). Crew.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 April 14L.S. 3p.IV, 29.

L'Orient. Petition to have their wages and prize-money paid in France, rather than in America.

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 April 18L.S. 2p.IV, 30.

Passy. Stating what rights the two privateers, the Monsieur and La Grandville have in the distribution of prizes.

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 April 18A.L.S. 1p.IV, 31.

Forwards a list of articles sent to Brest for shipment.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 April 22A.L.S. 2p.IV, 32.

News from America, [General Sir Henry] Clinton has at last appeared in South Carolina. Fears for the fate of the Mercury which bore Dr. Franklin's despatches. The Farmers General to make an arrangement with the writer corcerning duties.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 May 6A.L.S. 1p.IV, 33.

Useless to send any more clothing to Brest, until transportation to America can be secured.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 May 10A.L.S. 2p.IV, 34.

Asking him to procure the exchange of a solitary English prisoner who was left out of the cartels.

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

Rousseau, Jean, 1724-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 May 16A.L.S. 2p.IV, 35.

Desires a reply to his former letter, enclosing a memorial on the subject of American Independence. (In French.)

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

Arendt, Henry Leonard Philip, Baron d'.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1780 Before May 18]A.L. in 3d P. 1p.III, 35 and 36.

Wishes to be paid the 25 louis d'or promised him by Mr. William Lee, as per enclosed letter [Copy, 1p.] for purchasing supplies; has overstaid his furlough from his regiment in Virginia, in order to discharge this commission; begs Dr. Franklin to give him a line explaining the delay. (In French.)

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

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 May 19L.S. 1p.IV, 36

Resolution concerning draft on Dr. Franklin and [John] Jay. Extract from the Minutes. Signed: James Lovell and W[illia]m Churchill Houston.

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 May 20A.L.S. 4p.IV, 37.

Discusses ways and means of shipping the supplies for the American army; poor quality of French shoes. Report from Philadelphia that up to March 18th, General [Sir Henry] Clinton had done nothing; the American force opposed to him numbered 7,000.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 May 26A.L.S. 2p.IV, 38.

Objecting to the order of the French Government to pay export duties; desires such explanations made as will free him from payment. Capt. Kendrick, a prisoner, wishes his board paid so that he may return to America.

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

Alliance (Ship). Officers.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 May 31L.S. 3p.XII, 15.

L'Orient. Asking for their wages and prize-money and requesting to have their ship sent back to America; begs to know the answer to Dr. Franklin's memorial to the Court of Denmark, concerning the prize-vessels. Regretting that Captain [Pierre] Landais is deprived of his command as his offense, as charged, reflects seriously upon his officers.

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

Alliance (Ship). Crew.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 June 1L. 3p.XII, 16.

Sending an impudent paper, signed by 115 men of the Alliance, in which they demand their prize-money and Captain Pierre Landais's restoration to his command.

General physical description: L. 3p.

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 June 5A.L.S. 2p.IV, 39.

Advising the purchase of a ship to carry the stores of America.

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

Degge, James Arthur. Alliance (Ship). Officers.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 June 7L.S. 2p.IV, 40.

Asking to have Captain [Pierre] Landais restored to the command of the Alliance.

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 June 9A.L.S. 2p.IV, 41.

Enclosing a petition from some French merchants who are charged with giving an erroneous estimate on tobacco shipped to them; desires him to sanction the petition and sent it to M. [Jacques] Necker.

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

Destouches, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 June 10A.L.S. 1p.IV, 42.

Transmits a copy of the Admiralty Proceedings upon the prizes "Le Pierre" and "L'Amité" taken by the American corsair, the "Black Prince." (In French.)

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 June 14A.L.S. 2p.IV, 43.

Captain [John Paul] Jones gone to Paris with news of the revolution on board the Alliance. The Serapis to be sold; question of the French Govenment buying it and permitting it to be used to send supplies to America.

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

Landais, Peter.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 June 16L.S. 2p.IV, 44.

L'Orient. Has resumed command of the "Alliance"; sends a copy of his commission to show that he is within his rights; asks for orders concerning the arms on board the "Alliance"; offers to execute any commissions for Dr. Franklin in America.

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 June 19A.L.S. 1p.IV, 45.

Introducing Dr. John Foulke and Mr. [George] Fox, of Philadelphia.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 June 21A.L.S. 2p.IV, 46.

Capt. [John Paul] Jones can regain the "Alliance" only be capture; question of transporting the 4,000 suits of clothes. Arrival of Marquis de la Fayette in Boston.

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

Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de, 1719-1787.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 July 31L.S. 1p.IV, 47

Versailles. Concerning the correspondence between himself and Mr. [John] Adams; desires it transmitted to Congress in order that they may judge of Mr. Adams' fitness for his present delicate mission. (In French. Copy.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Cottineau, Dennis Nicholas, 1746-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 June-JulyA.L. 5p.IV, 48.

Concerning certain observations of John Paul Jones, printed in the Gazette of Amsterdam and Leyden, relative to the encounter between the American ships and the English frigates, the "Serapis" and the "Countess of Scarborough"; contradicts many of Jones's statements; condemns his plan of battle and his treatment of the wounded. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L. 5p.

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 August 3A.L.S. 2p.IV, 49.

No word from [Le Ray] de Chaumont concerning the purchase of the ship at Bordeaux. Promises to delay drawing bills as much as possible.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 August 28A.L.S. 1p.IV, 50.

Introducing Jeremiah Allen, of Boston.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 August 29A.L.S. 2p.IV, 51.

Introducing Mrs. William Blake, of South Carolina, and her children, and asking for passports to England for them.

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

Fournier, Simon-Pierre, 1751-1803.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 September 4A.L.S. 2p.IV, 52.

Asking him to appoint a convenient time to go and hear the organ. (In French.)

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 September 26A.L.S. 3p.IV, 53.

Detailed account of loading a ship at l'Orient with a cargo, including saltpetre, destined for America.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 September 28A.L.S. 2p.IV, 54.

Requesting a passport for George Moore, son of Philip Moore, of Philadelphia, who wishes to visit his grandfather in the Isle of Man.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 September 30A.L.S. 3p.IV, 55.

Question of how to transfer the saltpetre from St. Malo to l'Orient, for shipment on the "Breton." Capt. Samson returned without doing anything. Extravagant ideas about the money to be borrowed in Europe.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 October 7A.L.S. 2p.IV, 56.

Ship being loaded as quickly as possible. Desires the return of papers relative to the Spanish snow being recaptured by the "Hercules," Capt. [John] Carey.

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

Stiles, Ezra, 1727-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 October 10A.L.S. 3p.IV, 57.

Newport. Sends drawings and descriptions of a new wheel for a grist mill, invented by Mr. Kelsy, of Connecticut. Spirited account of General [Benedict] Arnold's treason.

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

Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 October 13A.L.S. 2p.XII, 17 and 18.

L'Orient. Description of a tremendous storm; his vessels unable to proceed to America for some time; the supplies for the United States to be carefully preserved; great courage displayed by the crew; enclosing an account of the storm, by the officers of the Ariel [2p.].

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 October 14A.L.S. 1p.IV, 58.

Introducing Mr. French, of Bordeaux. Anxious to hear of the great ship's arrival at l'Orient.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 October 17A.L.S. 1p.IV, 59.

Introducing M. Zoilcoffre, a Swiss, who has been for some time in America.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 October 17A.L.S. 6p.IV, 60.

Plan for utilizing the Massachusetts State ship, "Mars," now at Nantes. Desires advice concerning the Portuguese Captain who was taken by Capt. [Simon] Samson. News of [John Paul] Jones's disaster; this makes more goods to be shipped.

General physical description: A.L.S. 6p.

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 October 19A.L.S. 2p.IV, 61.

Question of shipping the saltpetre. News of the check Gen. [Horatio] Gates has received.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 October 24A.L.S. 3p.IV, 62.

M. [Le Ray] de Chaumont's failure to pay his bills imminent; the writer's own credit must be maintained at whatever cost; begs Dr. Franklin to see that all of his notes are promptly honored.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 October 31A.L.S. 3p.IV, 63.

Sorry that Dr. Franklin has the gout. The "Mars" soon to be loaded. All difficulties concerning the saltpetre to be removed. Promises to send accounts in a day or two.

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

Unidentified.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1780] November 21A.L. 2p.IV, 64.

Question of the genuineness of certain bills. The heads of the British apparently turned by their success in South Carolina and by their acquisition of General [Benedict] Arnold; seven-eighths of them in favor of continuing the war; belief that the Americans will quarrel with their allies. Trail of an American, named [John] Trumbull, for treason; belief that he will be convicted merely because he is of the same rank as the late Major [John] André.

General physical description: A.L. 2p.

Bondfield, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 December 9L.S. 1p.IV, 65

Bordeaux. Invoice of fifty-six pieces of artillery shipped from Bordeaux to L'Orient on Dr. Franklin's order.

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 December 21L.S. 1p.IV, 66.

Orders concerning the release and exchange of Henry Laurens. Signed: S[amuel] Huntington, President.

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 December 30A.L.S. 1p.IV, 67.

Announcing the birth of a daughter.

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

Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de, 1725-1803.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1780]A.N. 1p.IV, 68.

Computation of the cost of clothing 15,000 men. (In French.)

General physical description: A.N. 1p.

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de, 1757-1834.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780A.L.S. 1p.IV, 70.

Sending him an "arrét" just received for their free ports.

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

Le Roy, Jean Baptiste, 1720-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1780]A.L. in 3d P. 1p.IV, 71.

Asking his influence on behalf of Lieurenant-Colonel [Antoine Felix] Wuibert, of the American army, who has suffered imprisonment and hardship; his appointments never paid him. (In French.)

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

Soulavie, Jean-Louis, 1752-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780A.L.S. 2p.IV, 72.

Has an unpublished work on the American Revolution, which has been praised by Comte de Vergennes. He sends Dr. Franklin a list of questions, and desires permission to publish his answers. (In French.)

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

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 January 4L.S. 1p.V, 1.

Enclosing an order of Congress [IV, 66] for the release and exchange of Henry Laurens. Signed: Sam[ue]l Huntington, President.  (Copy.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 January 16A.L.S. 1p.V, 2 and 3.

Concerning a draft drawn by him on [Le Ray] de Chaumont and protested; money needed by him in case M. de Chaumont did not resume payment; his reputation as a merchant involved; enclosing list of his bills drawn on Dr. Franklin [1p.].

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 January 18A.L.S. 2p.V, 4.

Concerning a draft on Dr. Franklin given by him to M. Carier to replace certain drafts on [Le Ray] de Chaumont.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 January 25A.L.S. 4p.V, 5.

[Le Ray] de Chaumont approaching bankruptcy; before this occurs advises the purchase from him of a goods ready for America. The ship at Bordeaux to be forced to go to l'Orient,

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 January 27A.L.S. 3p.V, 6.

Information received in a letter from Joseph Wharton, that Col. [John] Laurens is appointed Envoy Extraordinary to Paris, on Particular business only; Mr. [William] Palfrey coming as Consul-General of France. Prisoners captured by the Americans.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 February 1A.L.S. 2p.V, 7.

Desiring to know what answer to make to the priosoners who are continually begging to be exchaged. Encloses a letter for M. [Jacques] Necker.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 February 4A.L.S. 3p.V, 8.

The ship, " Marquis de la Fayette," not yet at l'Orient. The "Aurora" illegally detained at l'Orient, for freight charges. Glad [Le Ray] de Chaumont has resumed payment.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 February 9A.L.S. 3p.V, 9.

Concerning the arrest of Mark Anthony, the writer's black servant; encloses certificate of emancipation and asks that appliaction be made to the French Ministers to secure the relase.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 February 9A.L.S. 1p.V, 10.

Enclosing a letter just received by the brig "Sally"; the English fleet still in Gardiner's Bay [New York] and the French in Rhode Island.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 February 14A.L.S. 2p.V, 11.

Concerning a convey for the vessel "Marquis de la Fayette," which will soon be freighted for America. A consul much needed at Nantes, in order to enlist American seamen in the American service.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 February 29A.L.S. 2p.V, 13.

Concerning his protest against freight duty charged on the cargo of the "Aurora." Has his servant [Mark Anthony] back but is under bonds to send him away in six months; complains bitterly of the Procureur's attitude in this affair.

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

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 March 2L.S. 1p.XII, 19.

Enclosing extracts from the minutes of Congress [February 27, 1781], and instructing Dr. Franklin to communicate them to the King of France. Signed: Sam[uel] Huntington, President.  (In duplicate.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 March 6L.S. 1p.V, 15.

Sends a copy of an account [1p.] received from l'Orient, contradicting the reported mutiny of the Pennsylvania troops, as published by the English.

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Parke, Matthew.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 March 13A.L.S. 2p.V, 16.

L'Orient. On behalf of the officers and men of the Alliance, urges the payment of the prize-money due them; the present Commander of the Alliance, [Captain John Barry], much liked.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 March 20A.L.S. 3p.V, 17.

The ship, Marquis de Lafayette, ready to sail for America after the equinox; awaits Dr. Franklin's final orders as to her destination.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 April 2A.L.S. 2p.V, 18.

The Marquis de Lafayette and the Alliance have just sailed; the despatches to be sent by the Aurora.

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

Deane, Silas, 1737-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 April 15A.L.S. 1p.V, 19.

Paris. Encloses a letter from Mr. [Arthur] Lee; has promised that his board-bill shall be paid; would not trouble Dr. Franklin with this matter if his own circumstances were different.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 April 18A.L.S. 4p.V, 20.

Is coming to Passy. Recently travelled with [Thomas] Paine, the author of "Common Sense"; Paine's opinion of [Silas] Deane and [Arthur] Lee. Advantage of sending cloth to America to be made up into uniforms.

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

Franklin, William Temple, 1760-1823.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 May 18A.L.S. 2p.V, 21.

Concerning an action which took place on May 2d between the French squadron and an English fleet, from St. Eustatius, of thirty-four merchant vessels, escorted by the "Vengeance" and other ships; twenty-two merchant vessels and two corsairs taken. (In French and English.)

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

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 June 6L.S. 3p.V, 22

Philadelphia. Announcing his appointment as Minister of Finance; undertakes the work at a great sacrifice of his domestic happiness; Dr. Franklin's support will be highly esteemed; aware that anyone in a high station must be subject to bitter attacks.

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 June 8L.S. 3p.V, 23 and 24

Philadelphia. Concerning the choice of a firm to receive the money granted by France to the United States; in favor of selecting Messrs. Couteulx and Co. (In duplicate.)

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 June 14D.S. 1p.V. 25.

Resolution empowering Dr. Franklin to offer Lieut-Gen. [John] Burgoyne in exchange for the Honorable Henry Laurens. Signed: Cha[rle]s Thomson, Sec[retar]y. (Copy.)

General physical description: D.S. 1p.

Tardy, Gabriel.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 June 19A.L.S. 1p.V, 26.

Nantes. News received of the escape of Captain [Gustavus] Cunningham and others from Mill Prison. On June 4th, twenty-four Americans entered the British service.

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

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 July 5L.S. 2p.V, 27.

Empowering Dr. Franklin to offer Lieutenant General [John] Burgoyne in exchange for the Honorable Henry Laurens. Signed: Sam[uel] Huntington, President.

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Jenifer, Daniel of St. Thomas, 1723-1790.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 July 6A.L.S. 2p.V, 28.

Asking that the enclosed letter from Mr. Lowndes to his son, be forwarded to London. Dr. Franklin unanimously chosen Peace Commissioner; appointment of [Henry] Laurens unnecessary. (In duplicate.)

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

Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 July 12A.L.S. 1p.V, 29.

Philadelphia. Introducing the bearer, Major [David Salisbury] Franks, of the American Army, to Dr. Franklin's notice and friendship.

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

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 July 13,14,19,21L.S. 13p.V, 32.

Philadelphia. Deplorable state of the country's finances due to the use of paper money. Money needed to start a bank and a Mint. Mr. [John] Jay instructed to negotiate a large loan at Madrid. Unfair to ask France for more money. Desiring Dr. Franklin to confer with leading bankers in Paris as to organizing a National Bank in America. Advising that the money loaned by France should remain in that country. Attempts made by Congress to raise the value of paper money. (In duplicate.)

General physical description: L.S. 13p.

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 July 14A.L.S. 2p.V, 30.

Philadelphia. Desiring Dr. Franklin to sound some of the eminent bankers in Paris, as to the credit they are willing to give to a United States bank founded upon the enclosed plan.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 July 21A.L.S. 3p.V, 31.

A plan by which British prisoners may be procured and exchanged for Americans.

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

Trumbull, Jonathan, 1710-1785.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 August 2A.L.S. 1p.V, 33.

Hartford. Sends money for the use of his son [Colonel John Trumbull], then a prisoner in London.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 August 4A.L.S. 1p.V, 34.

Sends letters for Dr. Franklin which arrived on the brig "Sally," from Rhode Island.

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

Bondfield, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 August 10A.L.S. 3p.V, 35

Bordeaux. Purchase of cannon. Capture of a cutter in the Bay of Biscay, by two American privateers. An American vessel from Port-au-Prince chased on shore by a British vessel and totally wrecked.

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

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 August 10D.S. 1p.V, 36 and 37.

Resolution appointing Robert R. Livingston Secretary for Foreign Affairs. Signed: Cha[rle]s Thomson, Sec[retar]y.  (In duplicate.)

General physical description: D.S. 1p.

Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 August 15A.L.S. 3p.V, 38.

Charles Street, [London]. Feels the calamities of the war and among them the discontinuance of his intercourse with Dr. Franklin; has desired his friendship for a long time. Concerning the reported application of Congress for the return of his friend, General [John] Burgoyne, to captivity in America; appeals to Dr. Franklin not to suffer this injustice to take place.

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

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Burke's Speeches, II, p. 468.

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 August 17A.L.S. 1p.V, 39.

Submits a proposal for the sale of arms; if he accepts the offer, asks to be appointed Agent.

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

Mauger et Compagnie.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 August 20L.S. 3p.V, 40.

Metz. Ready to ship a large amount of goods to the United States; beg that the French importation laws may be waived, in order to facilitate the shipment. Letter from Estris de Cornie endorsing this request. (In French. Copy.) A. E. urging that this request be granted. S. B[enjamin] Franklin.

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

Oster, Madame ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1781 September 1]L.S. 3p.V, 92.

Desires his aid in finding and rejoining her husband. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 September 1A.L.S. 2p.V, 41.

Desires a recommentation to M. de Fleury. Has tried to repay Dr. Franklin's favors by turning over business to Mr. [Richard] Bache's house.

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

Cottin fils et Jauge.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 September 4L.S. 3p.V, 42.

Threatened with the loss of an American bill; appeal to secure its payment. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

Besse, Jacques.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 September 5A.L.S. 4p.V, 43.

Technical letter from a young printer. Enthusiastic over a perpetual motion machine, which he is planning. (In French.)

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

Montfort de Prat, Julius de, Comte.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 September 10A.L.S. 2p.V, 44.

Recommending Gourlet Duplessis; account of the good services he has rendered the United States; certificates from army officers enclosed. (In French.)

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

Mallet, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 September 13A.L.S. 2p.V, 45.

On his recommendation, trusted William Williams and Augustin Morice; both have departed without paying their room-rent; sends the bill to him for payment. (In French.)

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 September 13A.L.S. 1p.V, 46.

Introducing Wanton Casey, son of Silas Casey, of Rhode Island.

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

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 September 14L.S. 1p.V, 47.

Philadelphia. Commission to procure him certain books on the public account.

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Palteau de Veimerange, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 September 23L.S. 1p.V, 48.

Paris. Question of sending supplies to the Agent of Congress, in Boston. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

United States. Continental Congress.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 September 24Mem. 2p.V, 49.

Major Lomagne, of Col. [Charles] Armand's Legion, given an honorable discharge on account of illness. Testimony of Gen. Edward Hand, Baron von Steuben and Gen. [John Peter Gabriel] Muhlenberg to Major Lomagne's zeal and activity. (Copy.)

General physical description: Mem. 2p.

Turgot, Étienne-François, 1721-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 September 25L.S. 2p.V, 50.

Begging Dr. Franklin to secure from John Hancock an order for the shipment of certain seeds promised the writer by a Frenchman in Pennsylvania. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Deane, Silas, 1737-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 October 2A.L.S. 3p.V, 51.

Paris. Explaining the matter of his expenses; wishes to demonstrate the rectitude of his conduct, and the justice of his demands on Congress; meets some of the accusations made.

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

Perregaux, J. F. (Jean-Frédéric), 1744-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 October 3A.L. in 3d P. 1p.V, 52.

Sending him a letter, entrusted to his care.

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

O'Donnoghue, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 October 8A.L.S. 3p.V, 53.

Bruges. Desires information concerning a certain O'Donnoghue, born in Philadelphia; said to be a Catholic; question concerning the social and political standing of the American O'Donnoghues. (In French.)

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 October 10A.L.S. 1p.V, 54.

Introducing Foster March Penny and requesting a pass to London for him.

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

Petry, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 October 15A.L.S. 2p.V, 55.

Paris. Expressing his belief that his brother, who has gone to fight in America, will be worthy of Dr. Franklin's letters of recommendation. (In French.)

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

Coffyn, Francis.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 October 16A.L.S. 2p.V, 56.

Money furnished American prisoners; letter from John Adams stating that no more prisoners must be sent to Amsterdam; question of where to send them. Enclosing a letter from Tho[ma]s Beer [2p.] who is destitute and wishes to emigrate to Ameirica.

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

Adams, John, 1735-1826.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 October 19L.S. 2p.V, 57.

Amsterdam. Thinks it is a mistake for American prisoners who have escaped from the British, to come to Holland; cites case of Mr. [Thomas] Beer. (Copy.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Gourlade and Moylan.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 October 22L.S. 2p.V, 58.

Question of drawing on Dr. Franklin for the payment of certain bills. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Virth, Madame ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 October 26A.L.S. 2p.V, 59.

Hesdin. Her husband embarks for America, under the orders of Commodore [Alexander] Gillon; the Commodore's promise to send her 60 livres per month; no money has been received; appeal to Dr. Franklin for aid. (In French.)

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

Hancock, John, 1737-1793.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 October 27A.L.S. 1p.V, 60.

Boston. Introducing Mr. William Knox, brother of General [Henry] Knox.

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

Le Grand de Castelle, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 November 2A.L.S. 3p.V, 61.

Desiring Dr. Franklin's advice as to removing his friend, Col. George Mercer of America, who is ill in a French inn; supposes that an order from Congress is necessary. (In French.)

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

Madier, -----.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 November 4A.L.S. 1p.V, 62 and 63.

Offering to send goods to the United States, to be sold at the same price as in Francer encloses a memoir on the subject [3p.]. (In French.)

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

Le Guen, Charles.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 November 7A.L.S. 2p.V, 64 and 65.

Morlaix. Appointed the agent of L'Heritier, Huigen and Co., to collect damages from the United States for the sale of the cargo of the Swedish ship, Victory, captured by the Alliance; encloses copy of his appointment [2p.]. (In French.)

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

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 November 71p.V,66.

Resolution, directing the Secretary of Foreign Affairs to prepare a sketch of emblems of the United States—French Alliance to be inscribed upon the marble column at York [Town]. Attested copy S. Lewis R. Morris, Sec[retar]y.

General physical description: 1p.

Amelunxen, M. J. von.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 November 9L.S. 1p.V, 67.

Herzebrock. Begs him to forward the enclosed letter to her brother, who is fighting under [General] Washington; if he is dead, wishes to know it in order to settle affairs of importance. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

La Chambre, ------, Chevalier de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 November 11A.L.S. 2p.V, 68.

Caen. Acknowledging his letter of October 29, confirming the writer's good opinion of M. [Stephen] Gregory, Lieutenant of the United States Marines. (In French.)

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

Adams, John, 1735-1826.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 November 12L.S. 2p.V, 69

Amsterdam. Departure of the South Carolina, from Corunna on October 17th; Captain [William] Jackson and Mr. [John] Trumbull gone to America. The goods for the American army still at Amsterdam; desires to know if a part had better be sold to pay the freight on the remainder; the soldiers will need them during the winter.

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Knox, William, 1756-1797.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 November 19A.L.S. 1p.V, 70.

On board L'Engageante, Groia. Sends a letter from George Hancock and one from John Temple, also American newspapers with account of [Lord] Cornwallis' surrender.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 November 22A.L.S. 1p.V, 71.

Introducing Mr. [Thomas] Barclay. Congratulations on the late glorious news.

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

Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 November 26L.S. 11p.V, 73.

Philadelphia. Recommending a further loan from France and the maintaining of a French fleet on the American coast. Desiring to know if any of Mr. [Silas] Deane's letters to persons in America have been intercepted and published in Europe. (In quadruplicate.)

General physical description: L.S. 11p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Diplom. Corresp. of the Am. Rev., Wharton, V, 4.

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 November 27L.S. 2p.XII, 20.

Philadelphia. Instructions to Captain John Barry, of the frigate Alliance, concerning his future movements.

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 November 27A.L.S. 1p.V, 74.

Resolutions empowering Mr. [Robert] Morris to take into his hands all monies belonging to the United States. Signed: Geo[rge] Bond, Dep[ut]y Sec[retar]y.

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

United States. Continental Congress.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 November 27 - 1782 September 23D.S. 1p.XII, 22 and 23.

Resolutions concerning Mr. [Robert] Morris' powers as Superintendent of Finance. Signed: Cha[rle]s Thomson, Sec[retar]y.  (In duplicate.)

General physical description: D.S. 1p.

Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 December 4A.L.S. 1p.V, 77.

Philadelphia. Mr. [Silas] Deane's letters have ruined him in the opinion of his countrymen; some suspicion cast upon Dr. [Edward] Bancroft.

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

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 December 4L.S. 2p.V, 78.

Office of Finance. Mr. [John] Ross's bills should be paid, not sent back protested. Payments made to M. [Ferdinand] Grand and to Mr. [William] Bingham. (In duplicate.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

Cramer, Catherine de Wesselow.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 December 10A.L.S. 3p.V, 79.

Congratulating him upon the success of the American arms in Virginia. News of his grandson [Benjamin Franklin Bache]; question of his studies; gives him the same degree of care accorded to her own children. Concerning a position for Madame [Dorcas] Montgomery. (In French.)

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

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 December 103p.V, 80.

Resolution directing the States to fill their quotas in troops by a certain date. Extract from the Minutes. S. Geo[rge] Bond, Dep[ut]y Sec[retar]y. Copy attested by L[ewis] R. Morris, Sec[retar]y.

General physical description: 3p.

Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 December 16L.S. 3p.V, 81 and 82.

Philadelphia. Wilmington, a center of Toryism, evacuated, leaving the North Carolina tories to the mercy or resentment of their countrymen. Desiring a sketch for a memorial pillar to be erected at Yorktown. Encloses an ordinance of Congress prohibiting the importation of all British goods not captured. (In duplicate and triplicate.)

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Diplom. Corresp. of the Am. Rev., Wharton, V, 53.

Bres de Dostraires, ------, Chevalier de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 December 22A.L.S. 3p.V, 83.

Nice. Soliciting his aid for four young men who wish to enter the American Army; unknown to Dr. Franklin; gives references. (In French.)

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

Jaume, Guillaume.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 December 23A.L.S. 3p.V, 84.

Desires him to send his grandson [Benjamin Franklin Bache] to a Catholic Academy in which he is interested; describes the curriculum; Protestants frequently place their children in this school. (In French.)

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

Bouroyan de Preuille, Madame ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 December 24L.S. 1p.V, 85.

St. Martin. Begging that the enclosed letters may be forwarded to her grandson at Boston. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Barbeu Du Bourg, M. (Jacques), 1709-1779.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1781]A.L.S. 2p.V, 86

Affairs of M. Coder Purchase of canvas. A consulship in Normandy without pay for M. Grégoire. Exchange of the writer's nephew, taken prisoner by the English. Encloses a note for Mr. [John] Adams and a letter for M. [Mottin] de la Balme. (In French.)

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

Court de Gébelin, Antoine, 1725-1784.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781A.L.S. 1p.V, 87.

Thanking him for accepting an invitation to a meeting of the Lodge [des Neuf Soeurs]. (In French.)

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

Grand, Rodolphe-Ferdinand, 1726-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1781]A.L. in 3d P. 1p.V, 88.

Sending an extract from a letter from Mr. [Jonathan] Williams, [Jr.], of Nantes, concerning 6 per cent Congressional Bonds payable in 1781, and deposited with him. (In French.)

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

Morellet, André, 1727-1819.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1781]A.L.S. 1p.V, 89.

Sending him a part of his work upon the American Colonies. Leaves it to Dr. Franklin to say whether or not it shall be published. (In French.)

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

Newenham, Edward, Sir, 1732-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1781]A.L.S. 1p.V, 90.

Paris. Encloses speeches of Mr. [Charles James] Fox. The London paper honored the writer by recording that he breakfasted with Mr. [Henry] Laurens. Enclosing resolutions of the Volunteer Corps, showing their contempt for the treachery of Mr. [Francis] Dobbs.

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

Nogaret, François Félix, 1740-1831.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1781]A.L.S. 1p.V, 91.

Paris. Regretting that the missed his visit; accepts his invitation for Thursday. (In French.)

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

Séqueville, François Pierre de, 1725-1793.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1781]Printed. 1p.V, 93.

Paris. Announcement that the King will not see the Ambassadors on the day appointed. (In French.)

General physical description: Printed. 1p.

Séqueville, François Pierre de, 1725-1793.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1781]Printed. 1p.V, 94.

Paris. Notice to meet Comte de Vergennes, in order to discuss affairs. (In French.)

General physical description: Printed. 1p.

Deane, Silas, 1737-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 February 1A.L.S. 23p.VI, 1.

Ghent. A history of his past and present situation; question of his private letters being intercepted, in which he had criticized America's policy; defends his own statements; accuses Dr. Franklin of having used greater freedom in his political writings; question of his accounts.

General physical description: A.L.S. 23p.

Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 March 9L.S. 1p.VI, 2.

Philadelphia. Enclosing a letter, in cipher, from Robert Morris. (In triplicate.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Diplom. Corresp. of the Am. Rev., Wharton, V, 232.

Jackson, William.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 March 21A.L.S. 3p.VI, 3.

His attachment to the United States has cost him his fortune; formerly conductor of the Public Ledger; in 1777, communicated to Mr. [William] Carmichael intelligence of the secret correspondence between [Comte de] Maurepas and Lord Mansfield. Is now visiting the Duchess of Kingston [Elizabeth Chudleigh], and may accompany her to the Court of St. Petersburg; desires to be of service to the United States.

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

Rousseaux, Jean.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 March 29A.L.S. 2p.VI, 4.

Refers to his two former letters and begs that his petition may be answered, and if possible, granted. (In French.)

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

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 April 8L.S. 8p.VI, 5.

Office of Finance. Money needed for purchasing supplies for the States; a further sum will have to be drawn on France; if necessary all French advances could be repaid at the end of the year; for this he pledges his personal honor. (In cipher, with translation.)

General physical description: L.S. 8p.

Hilliard d'Auberteuil, Michel-René.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 April 13A.L.S. 1p.VI, 6.

Forwarding proof sheets and requesting the return of those previously sent. (In French.)

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

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de, 1757-1834.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 April 13L. in 3d P. 1p.VI, 7.

Announcing the date of his departure. (In French.)

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

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 April 17L.S. 4p.VI, 8.

Philadelphia. Two million livres will need to be drawn on France; the Dutch loan will provide in part for the payment. (In cipher, untranslated.)

General physical description: L.S. 4p.

Wright, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 April 19A.L.S. 2p.VI, 9.

London. Introducing William Rawle, son of the late Francis Rawle, of Philadelphia. Failure of their old friends Brown, Collinson and Tritton; hopes Dr. Franklin loses nothing thereby. The new Ministry apparently determined to proceed on true Constitutional principles.

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

Thun, Ulrich, Baron de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 April 22A.L.S. 2p.VI, 10 and 11.

Announcing the embezzlement, followed by the flight of the Ducal Cashier of Wurtemberg; reported as intending to secure Dr. Franklin's aid in passing to America; encloses a description of the offender, with a request for his apprehenson; a similar letter sent to the Chief of Police at Paris. (In French.)

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

Hewson, Mary Stevenson, 1739-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 1A.L.S. 4p.VI, 12.

Kensington. News of her son; her girl greatly pleased with Dr. Franklin's denunciation of stays. Her loss by the failure of Collinson's house. Description of a travelling coach fitted with [Thomas] Viny's wheels, if he wishes to buy one.

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

Imbault, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 4A.L.S. 3p.VI, 13.

Orléans. Desiring information as to the best method of reaching America; has determined to emigrate there with his family. (In French.)

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

Le Roux, C. J. (Charles).
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 7A.L.S. 2p.VI, 14.

Versailles. Sends a book written by a man who saved his wife's life; he will find it full of valuable knowledge. (In French.)

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

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 7D.S. 1p.VI, 15.

Orders concerning the exchange of prisoners. Signed: Cha[rle]s Thomson, Sec[retar]y.  (Copy.)

General physical description: D.S. 1p.

Jay, John, 1745-1829.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 8A.L.S. 1p.VI, 16.

Madrid. Dr. Franklin's letters of the 22d and 23d ult. have determined him to come to Paris; the French Ambassador not averse to the step; the Count de Florida Blanca will refer the instructions intended for M. Del Campo to the Count d'Aranda at Paris.

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

Hilliard d'Auberteuil, Michel-René.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 10A.L.S. 1p.VI, 17.

Sending the proof of his new work [Essais historiques et politiques sur les Anglo-Américains]; his poor health has retarded the printing and prevented him paying his respects to Dr. Franklin. (In French.)

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

Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 106p.VI, 18.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Concerning the Dutch ship Berkenbos(ch); explains his actions regarding her. Prize-money still due the crew of the Bon Homme Richard. (Copy.)

General physical description: 6p.

Hilliard d'Auberteuil, Michel-René.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 11A.L.S. 1p.VI, 19.

Sends proof-sheets; hopes that the third part of his work will be completed the following week. (In French.)

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

Foulke, John, 1757-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 12A.L.S. 1p.VI, 20.

Paris. Encloses Dr. Franklin's letter upon the insect Ephemera; copied it for Miss [Bethia] Alexander.

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

Bondfield, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 14A.L.S. 1p.VI, 21

Bordeaux. Report that America has declared war against Portugal that six rich Brazil ships have been captured and that Capt. [John] Paul Jones is the hero; all Portuguese Captains at Bordeaux ordered to await instructions at Lisbon; the insurance of Portugal vessels raised.

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

Coffyn, Francis.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 16L.S. 1p.VI, 22.

Paid for the passage to America of William Stevenson and George Cabot, who had been prisoners in England. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Hilliard d'Auberteuil, Michel-René.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 16A.L.S. 1p.VI, 23.

Asking the immediate return of the proof-sheets; sends more. (In French.)

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

Hilliard d'Auberteuil, Michel-René.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 20A.L.S. 1p.VI, 24.

Sending proof-sheets. Returning the copy of the Acts of Congress. Much talk of peace; desire it greatly. (In French.)

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

Price, Richard, 1723-1791.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 20A.L.S. 1p.VI, 25.

Newington Green. Introducing Messrs. Milford and Brown. Rejoices over the change of Ministry in England; thinks the prospect of peace improved thereby.

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

Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 22L.S. 5p.VI, 26.

Philadelphia. Joy in America over the birth of the Dauphin. Firmness of the United States unshaken by England's conciliatory attitude. The people disappointed at the French fleet's departure the year before at a time when a month's stay would have releived either New York of Charleston. Question of an Exchange of Prisoners. (In triplicate.)

General physical description: L.S. 5p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Diplom. Corresp. of the Am. Rev. Wharton, V, 434.

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 23L.S. 3p.VI, 27.

Office of Finance. Gives his reasons for requesting that none of the six millions appropriated by the French for the use of the United States, be applied to the payment of M. [Pierre Augustin caron de] Beaumarchais's claim.

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

Nogaret, François Félix, 1740-1831.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1782] May 24A.L.S. 4p.VI, 28.

Concerning his wife's desire to have painted a medallion of Dr. Franklin, with permission to wear it pendant from her collar. (In French.)

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

Barclay, David, 1729-1809.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 27A.L.S. 1p.VI, 29.

Sending by Baron Dimsdale two attempts on the character of their late valuable friend, Dr. [John] Fothergill.

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

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 28D.S. 2p.VI, 30.

Resolution relative to settling the accounts of the public servants of the United States, in Europe. Signed: Cha[rle]s Thomson, Sec[retar]y (Copy.)

General physical description: D.S. 2p.

Meurice, A..
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 30A.L.S. 3p.VI, 31.

Abbeville. Sends a sample of his wonderful curative powder; heals wounds readily and keeps the ranks of an army from being depleted. (In French.)

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

Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 May 30A.L.S. 9p.VI, 32, 33 and 34.

Philadelphia. Question of the prize-money due Captain [John] Paul Jones and his men. Powers injured by America should never appeal to France. The hanging of Captain Huddy by the the British and retaliation by General Washington. High opinion of the Marquis de Lafayette. (In triplicate.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 9p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Diplom. Corresp. of the Am. Rev., Wharton, V, 461.

Nogaret, François Félix, 1740-1831.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1782 May]A.L.S. 2p.VI, 35 and 36.

Desiring Dr. Franklin to support his application for the position of reader to the Due de Berry; enclosing a copy of a letter from M. Amelot to the Marquis de Sérent endorsing his request [1p.]. (In French.)

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

Jaubert, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 June 4A.L.S. 1p.VI, 37.

Dunkirk. Asking for a letter of marque against Portugal. (In French.)

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

Fizeaux, Grand, et Compagnie.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 June 6L.S. 1p.VI, 38.

Amsterdam. Have drawn on him for money owed by Mr. John Adams, crediting the same to the account of the United States. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Alexander, Bethia, 1757-1839.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 June 9A.L.S. 2p.VI, 39.

Owing to the plague all the plans of the Philosophical Society of Toulouse are abandoned; Dr. Franklin therefore relieved from his part in the ceremonies. Reminds him of his promise to call on the Comtesse de la Marck. (In French.)

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

Hilliard d'Auberteuil, Michel-René.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 June 9A.L.S. 2p.VI, 40.

Acknowledging his corrections of American Geographical names; thanking him for information concerning Chadd's [Ford]. (In French.)

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

Du Perier, Alard.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 June 12A.L.S. 3p.VI, 41.

Grenoble. Desires to emigrate to America, with his eight children; believes the absence of luxury there would enable him to live more cheaply than in France; asks for letters of introduction. (In French.)

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

Favi, Francesco.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 June 15A.L.S. 1p.VI, 42.

Sends a book and a letter from M. Ingen Housz; will take charge of any reply. (In French.)

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

Hilliard d'Auberteuil, Michel-René.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 June 17A.L.S. 1p.VI, 43.

Sends proof-sheers; desires their return as soon as possible. (In French.)

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

Van den Yver and Co..
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 June 18L.S. 1p.VI, 44.

Desiring letters of recommendation for Henri van Eupen, merchant at Antwerp, who is about to send a vessel to Philadelphia, under the Imperial flag. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 June 21L. in 3d P. 1p.VI, 45.

Concerning a letter received from [Le Ray] de Chaumont relative to Mr. [Augustin?] Morice. (In French.)

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 June 22A.L.S. 1p.VI, 46.

Introducing Mr. Tardy, of his counting house, who can give Dr. Franklin full information of affairs at Nantes.

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

Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1782 June 23L.S. 3p.VI, 47 and 48.

Philadelphia The people determined to make no peace in which their alliance with France is not included. Concerning the pension of [Lieutenant Colonel Louis] Tousard. Case of the brigantine, Ersten. Question of Dr. Franklin's expenses. (In duplicate.)

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

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