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coast sufficient to protect the American vessels. L. S. 2 p. LXI, 12.

From The Navy Board of the Eastern Department to The American
Commissioners. 1778. April 9. Boston.

Encloses gazettes to date. Cannot risk other packages. L. in 3d P.
I P- LIII, 37.

From W[illiam] Lee. 1778. April 9. Frankfort-sur-le-Maine.

The presence of any one on their part at Berlin will not be of any
use. The Vienna scheme wrill be prosecuted; England will not declare
war until Burgoyne and his troops are got safe, lest they should be
intercepted. Proposes a plan to send La Motte Picquet with certain
ships to be joined at Boston by others, the whole to proceed immediately
to Halifax which must fall into their hands with all the naval stores.
A. L. S. 2 p. IX, 26.

From Abbe Le Clere de St. Etvain. 1778. April 10. Paris.

Asking for the letters of recommendation he promised to M. Mereau
de Mannevan, who has left for Amsterdam. A. L. S. i p. (In
French.) IX, 27.

From Elaud Guillaud. 1778. April 10. Cadiz.

England has altered her Mediterranean passports, so that the ones
they had before the war are rendered useless. Plan of a certain mer-
chant to enter into peace negotiations with the Emperor of Morocco;
he has written Franklin more particularly on this subject; it will all
tend to the prosperity and happiness of America. Captain Cunning-
ham still at Cadiz. A. L. S. 4 p. (In French.) IX, 28.

From Vicomte de Toustain. 1778. April 10. Josselin.

Concerning his paper, " A Challenge to Lord SufEolk," and other
similar reflections and explanations; his desire to enter the American
service under certain conditions. A. L. S. 8 p. (In French.)

IX, 29,



394 Letters to Benjamin Franklin

From Gravier. 1778. April 10. Marseilles.

Wishes to settle in America. Inquires as to what assistance he might
hope for. A. L. S. 2 p. (In French.) LX, 104.

From D'Alagnan. 1778. April 11. Clermont-Ferrand.

Begging for information of one of his relatives, named le Chevalier
de Pontgibaut, who left Nantes on October nth to pass into the
service of America with letters to M. de Lafayette and to General Con-
way; his father's anxiety at receiving no news of him. A. L. S. 2 p.
(In French.) IX, 30.

From Jean Butler Madden. 1778. April 11. Nantes.

Considerable commerce between France and America; need of an
interpreter at Nantes to assist the French and American captains in
their business relations; offers himself for the position and begs Frank-
lin to obtain it for him from the French Admiral. A. L. S. 3 p. (In
French.) IX, 31.

From Aubin de St. Lambert. 1778. April 11. Termonde.

Has served in the French navy as captain of various vessels; desires
to pass into the service of the Colonies; his knowledge of navigation
and acquaintance with several languages; certificates he can furnish.
A. L. S. 3 p. (In French.) IX, 32.

From J[ames] H[utton]. 1778. April 11.

Introducing Mr. D'Aguiton, of Geneva; he has an affair of merchan-
dise to settle with a Mr. He3rwood, of Paris; announcing the death of
Mr. Falconer. A. L. S. i p. IX, 33.

From De Gruyere. 1778. April 11. Paris.

A note enclosing the letter from Wyss. A. L. S. 2 p. (In French.)

LXII, 128.

From Dumagny, 1778. April 12. Partenay.

His enthusiasm for the American cause; desires to serve in the army
of the republic. A. L. S. 2 p. (In French.) IX, 35.



Letters to Benjamin Franklin 395

From Fran[ci]s Coffyn to The American Commissioners.
1778. April 13. Dunkirk.

Has just learned that Mr. Deane has left Paris; desires orders as
to the providing for American prisoners and seamen who may, in future,
arrive at Dunkirk. Congratulating Mr. Adams on his safe arrival in
France. A. L. S. i p. IX, 36.

From Serrier. 1778. April 13. Damvillers.

Desiring to know^ Franklin's remedy for dropsy, which he has read
about in the newspapers; one of his parishoners has been a sufferer
from the disease for twenty-eight years. In exchange for this important
service, will bestow on Franklin the title of benefactor. A. L. S. 2 p.
(In French.) IX, 37.

From Prince Mostouski. 1778. April 13. Paris.

Desires a personal interview; begs him to name the day and hour.
L. in 3d P. I p. (In French.) IX, 38.

From Jacques von Dohren to The American Commissioners.
1778. April 13. Hamburg.

Offers his services to the Republic in case the Commissioners see fit
to establish an agency at Hamburg; advantages resulting from such an
office; should this idea meet with their approval, has a plan for the es-
tablishment of an American depot at Hamburg. A. L. S. 3 p. (In
French.) IX, 39.

From Jona[than] Williams, Jr., to The American Commissioners.

1778. April 14. Nantes.

The Duchesse de Grammont set sail on the 7th inst. Question of
paying wages to a French sailor who escaped from prison after being
taken in the Lexington. A. L. S. 3 p. XXXVII, 146.

From Rod[olp]h Valltravers. 1778. April 14. Bienne.

Desires news of the safe arrival of certain important letters. Trusts
the treaty between France and America does not preclude Great Britain
forever from proper connection with the States. Suggests an alliance
between the thirteen Cantons and the thirteen United States. His plan
for eliminating poverty in the United States. A. L. S. 4 p.

IX, 40.



39^ Letters to Benjamin Franklin

From John Bondfield to Messrs. Franklin and Lee.
1778. April 14. Bordeaux.

Captain Tucker almost ready to sail. Present unsettled state creates
great stagnation in trade; many opulent merchants whose operations
are suspended until war is declared or peace established. A. L. S. 2 p.

IX, 41.

From P. Penet. 1778. April 14. Paris.

Sends a memoir, forwarded to him by an American captain; de-
sires to know if the Minister of Marine will grant the demands in
the aforesaid memoir; advantages to be gained from such concessions,
such as the greater safety to their vessels, etc. A. L. S. i p. (In
French.) IX, 42.

From de Lugny. 1778. April 14. Bordeaux.

Is a geographical engineer in the above city; if, by these means he
can render himself useful to the States, offers Franklin his services. A.
L. S. 2 p. (In French.) IX, 43.

From D'audibert Caille to The American Commissioners.
1778. April 14. Cadiz.

Concerning peace between United States and Emperor of Morocco.
A. L. S. 2 p. (In French.) LXI, 11.

From John Reynolds. 1778. April 14. Paris.

As recommended by him, he wrote to Mr. Jonathan Williams at
Nantes for information as to certain American articles which he had
a clear channel of introducing into England; will proceed on his re-
turn journey the following night. A. L. S. 2 p. IX, 44.

From M, and Mme. de La Frete. [1778.] April 14. Paris.

Hopes that Messrs. Franklin have not forgotten their engagement
to dine with them. L. in 3d P. i p. (In French.) XLIII, 178.

From Latache. 1778. April 15. Angouleme.

His plan of establishing a manufactory of maps in America; the
means to be employed in its formation and the advantages to accrue
to the Colonies from such an establishment. A. L. S. 4 p. (In
French.) IX, 45.



Letters to Benjamin Franklin 397

From Ant[oin]e F. Prat. 1778. April 15. Lyons.

Begs Franklin to procure him a position as secretary. A. L. S. 2 p.
(In French.) LX, 88.

From L'Enfant. 1778. April 15. Paris.

Begging Franklin to forward the enclosed letter to his son in Amer-
ica; Mile. Basseporte joins with him in imploring Franklin's favor for
this only child. A. L. S. i p. (In French.) IX, 46.

From Le Roy. 1778. April 15. Cherbourg.

Concerning John Burnell, captain of the privateer Montgomery, now
in prison at Plymouth. Failure on the part of M. Dulonprey to answer
his demands for the money due to Burnell; applies to Franklin for as-
sistance. A. L. S. 2 p. (In French.) IX, 47.

From [Etienne Francois, Marquis] Turgot. 1778. April 15 [?]. Paris.

Reminding Franklin of his engagement to dine with him; if Mr.
Adams, the new Commissioner has arrived, desires his company also. L.
in 3d P. I p. (In French.) IX, 48.

From Vicomte de Sarsfield. 1778. April 16. Paris.

Asks Franklin's interest and patronage on behalf of M. Somers, the
son of a rich merchant of Lille who wishes to send some goods into
America. Prevented from seeing Franklin for some time, owing to
illness ; is about to leave for the Chateau de Marly where he and Mme.
de Sarsfield unite in hoping Franklin will visit them. L. S. 2 p.
(In French.) IX, 47^.

From Tarteron. 1778. April 16. Mende.

An ode to Franklin ; compares him to Solon ; the glorious treaty which
he arranged with France. A. L. S. 2 p. (In French.) IX, 49.

From Chevalier de Monts. 1778. April 16. Vesoul.

Describing an invention of his for writing secret despatches on cotton
cloth where it is invisible until made to appear by the use of certain
chemicals; desires to make a present of this discovery to America. A.
L. S. 6 p. (In French.) IX, 50.



39^ Letters to Benjamin Franklin

From James Lovell to The American Commissioners.
1778. April 16. Yorktown.

Notice of the authorization of William Bingham to draw bills of
exchange upon the Commissioners. A. L. S. (In triplicate.) i p.

XLVIII, 173,174-
Printed in Wharton's Diplom. Corres. of the Amer. Rev., II, 553.

From Dupont, fils, 1778. April 16. Colmar.

Has not the honor of being known to Franklin, but M. Voltaire,
the genius of France, is an old friend of his father and M. Gerard
knows his family well; desires to enter the American army. A. L. S.
3 p. (In French.) IX, 51.

From The Continental Congress, Committee for Foreign Affairs, to

The American Commissioners. 1778. April 16. Yorktown.

Resolve of Congress, authorizing William Bingham, agent of the

United States at Martinique, to draw on the Commissioners for certain

sums. An uncommon fatality has attended their despatches; anxious

for news. A. L. S. James Lovell. i p. IX, 52.

From Simeon Deane to the American Commissioners.
1778. April 16. Falmouth.

Announcing his safe arrival and his immediate departure for Con-
gress. No intelligence received as yet of the Continental fleet which
left France in February. The spirits of the people very high; makes
us doubt that the good news which he bears will give the greatest satis-
faction. Report of the taking of Quebec, though it is not confirmed.
A. L. S. 2 p. IX, 53.

From J. Irwin. 1778. April 17. Marseilles.

Is a British subject and an ex-officer in the English army. Wishes
to be allowed to remain in France with his family. Offers to act as
Consul for the United States at Nantes or Bordeaux. L. S. 2 p.

LX, 72.



Letters to Benjamin Franklin 399

From James Moylan to The American Commissioners.
1778. April 17. L'Orient.

Begging them to procure the enlargement of one, James Wiggins,
sailor, a native of America and now detained on board the Hawk, a
privateer belonging to London. A. L. S. i p. IX, 54.

From Caetanus d'Amraff. 1778. April 17. Paris.

His wife and two children in great distress; applies to Franklin for
help; knows eight languages; is versed in art, music and commerce;
desires Franklin to procure him some position either in America or
Europe. A. L. S. 2 p. (In Latin.) IX, 55.

From Jona[than] Williams, Jr., to The American Commissioners.
1778. April 18. Nantes.

Questions of repairing arms and shipping them to America. Con-
gratulating Mr. Adams on his safe arrival. A. L. S. 3 p.

XXXVII, 147-

From I. L. Boeckmann. 1778. April 18. Carlsruhe.

Asking Franklin's advice about the placing of a lightning conductor
which the Margrave of Baden desires to put on his chateau. A. L. S.
2 p. (In French.) IX, 57.

From [Sir] James Jay. 1778. April 18. Paris.

Again requests the information he desired. A. L. S. i p.

LXI, 61.

From Louis Gabriel Le Roy to The American Commissioners.

1778. April 19. Paris.
Concerning his invention of a military stretcher. A. L. S. i p. (In
French.) I-^I, 104.

Prom Tronson-Desjardins. 1778. April 19. Paris.

Requesting Franklin to obtain for him a certificate of the death of
his brother in America. A. L. S. i p. (In French.) LXX, 81.



400 Letters to Benjamin Franklin

From M. Livingston. 1778. April 19. Paris.

Asking that the papers may be sent by bearer. L. in 3d P. i p.

IX, 58.
From J, D. R. de Raudiere. 1778. April 19. Tournay.

Imploring an answer to the poem and letter delivered to Franklin
two months before; begs him to forgive the wildness of his thoughts
and the disorder of his style, owing to his detention for a very small
debt. A. L. S. 2 p. (In French.) IX, 59.

Frorri J[ames] H[utton]. 1778. April 19.

Denies having given copies to anyone of the two letters of February ist
and 1 2th, yet has been reproached for these copies by Lord Shelburne.
Regrets that spirit of revenge which appears in a brave people who have
vindicated their liberties, and which belongs rather to cowards. Inde-
pendence as great a novelty as taxation without representation; the
only wise business is peace-making. A. L. S. 2 p. IX, 60.

From Rawleigh. Colston. 1778. April 20. Cape Francois.

Appointed by the Governor and Council of Virginia their agent at
Cape Francois; begs Franklin to use his influence to procure him an
exemption from certain French laws which cripple his trade and must
infallibly destroy his credit. A. L. S. 4 p. (In duplicate.)

IX, 61 and 62.

From Marquis de Courtanvaux. 1778. April 20. Paris.

Regrets that the only day Franklin has to dispose of is the day his
family leaves for one of their estates in the country. L. in 3d P. i p.
(In French.) IX, 63.

From Knoepffellius. 1778. April 20. Nordhausen.

His earnest desire to go to America, preach the gospel and instruct
the youth of that country in Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, Geography
and Economics. A. L. S. 2 p. (In Latin.) IX, 64.

From John Keeling. 1778. April 21. Paris.

Recommending Mr. Martin Savage who has estranged his relations
by his attachment to the American cause; he desires a letter of recom-
mendation to any captain in the American service, that he may obtain
employment in the navy. A. L. S. 2 p. IX, 65.



Letters to Benjamin Franklin 401

From John Luther. 1778. April 21. St. Martin de Re.

Concerning eight French officers who desired him to procure them a
passage to America; wishes to be honored with Franklin's commands
in case like afEairs happen regarding the Continental business. A. L. S.
2 p. IX, 66.

From Francois Lieliendahl. 1778. April 21. Angouleme.

Sending a memoir with a request to lay it before the illustrious Con-
gress of the United States. A. L. S. i p. (In French.) IX, 67.

From Frangois Lieliendahl. [1778. April 21. J

Proposes to plant and grow vines in South Carolina for making
wine. Mem. S. 3 p. (In French.) LX, 92.

From John Vaughan. 1778. April 22. Bordeaux.

Has found Mr. B. the warm friend to England he expected but
thinks his conduct has been exaggerated; he leaves for England shortly.
Is surrounded, unfortunately, by English people and enemies to the good
cause. Private opinions on the present outlook. Many neutral ves-
sels are carrying on the trade. Report of Count d'Estaing's squadron
having sailed for America. A. L. S. 3 p. IX 68.

From [Aime Ambroise Joseph] Feutry. 1778. April 22.

Sending a memoir to Franklin and asking him to interest himself in
the matter. A. L. S. i p. (In French.) LXX, 92.

From Gamba and Archdeacon. 1778. April 22. Dunkerque.

Apply for the United States Consulship at Dunkerque for M. Gamba.
Advise Franklin of a shipment of forty bottles of rum for him. A. L.
S. 2 p. (In French.) LX, 69.

Prom Des Rivieres. 1778. April 22. Paris.

He tells of his offer to go to Canada with three or four hundred
men; of his literary efforts and Voltaire's criticism of them; asks to
enter the American service. A. L. S. 4 p. (In French.) LXII, 107.

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402 Letters to Benjamin Franklin

From Bersoll. 1778. April 22. Brest.

The arrival of the Lord Chatham, a prize taken by Captain Jones
of the Ranger; her cargo; desires orders as to her disposition. A. L. S.
2 p. (In French.) IX, 69.

From C[ourtney] Melmoth. 1778. April 23. Paris.

M. Dubourg having finished the translation of his ( Melmoth 's)
pamphlet, sends the original back with a request that it be despatched
amongst the next parcels for America. A. L. S. i p. IX, 70.

From Paul Merault de Monneron. 1778. April 23. Amsterdam.

Failure to receive the letters of recommendation promised him by
Franklin; hopes held out to him by M. I'Abbe le Clerc and M. le
Vicomte de Flavigny. His reasons for vi^ishing to go to America, and
also those of his friend M. Pallard, who awaits his letters of intro-
duction. A. L. S. 3 p. (In French.) IX, 71.

From . 1778. April 23.

M. Merault de Monneron and M. Pallard are on the eve of de-
parting for America and only wait for his letters of recommendation
that they may not be looked upon as adventurers. L. i p. (In French.)

IX, 72.

From [C. G. F.] D[umas] to The American Commissioners.
1778. April 23. Amsterdam.

The model for their official letter to the Grand Pcnsionnaire perfect.
Refusal of the Comlte d'Hollande to augment the number of troops.
A. L. S. 2 p. (In French.) XXXIX, 29.

From [Madame] de Flavigny. [Circa 1778.] April 23.

Asks for news of M. de Fleury, one of the French officers in America ;
his parents anxious concerning him. Her invalid much better; his hope
to visit Mme. de Chaumont in June; will have many infidelities to
pardon when she sees Franklin in November. A. L. S. 3 p. (In
French.) XLI, 146,



Letters to Benjamin Franklin 403

From Sir George Grand. 1778. April 24. Amsterdam.

Favorable disposition shown towards the loan the United States de-
sires to negotiate; other money matters. A. L. S. i p. (In French.)

IX, 73.

From BersoU. 1778. April 24. Brest.

Concerning the prize-ship, Lord Chatham, and the proper steps for
him to take in the matter. A. L. S. 2 p. (In French.) IX, 75.

From James Harriman. 1778. April 24. Florence.

Applying for the post of Consul for the United States at Florence
and Leghorn. L. S. 3 p. LX, 70.

From Lucas de Boismauger. 1778. April 24. Caudebec.

Desires some employment in the present war. A. L. S. 3 p. (In
French.) IX, 76,

From D'Isle de Lamothe. 1778. April 24. Brest.

His brother, having entered the service of the Colonies, was taken
prisoner in November and carried to Fort St. Augustine; begs Frank-
lin to procure his exchange as soon as possible. A. L. S. 2 p. (In
French.) IX, 77.

From Ra[lpli] Izard. 1778. April 25. Paris.

Astonished to find himself so often obliged to ask for those assurances
that would justify Franklin's conduct to him; the cautious manner
in which the departure of Mr. Deane and Mr. Gerard was concealed
from those who had a right to know of it. Begs Franklin not to
amuse him with further promises or excuses, but either give him the
explanation or refuse it outright. A. L. S. 3 p. IX, 78.

From Christian A. Tilebein. 1778. April 25. Barcelona.

Offering his services as Consul for the United States at Barcelona
and in Majorca. L. S. 4 p. LX, 76.

From Franklin Laboureau. 1778. April 25. Paris.

Acknowledging the gracious reception Franklin wished to tender
herself and her husband ; desires to know if he can see her on a certain
day and hour. A. L. S. 2 p. (In French.) IX, 79.



404 Letters to Benjamin Franklin

From Dariban, Sr. 1778. April 26. Agen.

Writes as agent for the royal tannery to solicit orders for shoes for
the troops. A. L. S. 2 p. (In French.) IX, 81.

From Loiseau de Berenger. 1778. April 26.

Decision of the Director-General allows the forty bottles of tafia
to come in free of duty, as it is a remedy; desires to know at what
port it will arrive. A. L. S. 2 p. (In French.) IX, 83.

From [Baron] J [an] D[erck] Van der Capellen.
1778. April 26. Zwolle.

His delight at the surrender of Burgoyne and the treaty between
France and America. Concerning a memoir he wrote against the de-
mand of the King of England on the subject of the Scottish brigade
in the service of the Netherlands; opposition this met with. Trans-
lated the observations and additional observations of Dr. Price and
added to it a preface of his own. His views on the credit of America
as contrasted with that of England; proposals Congress might make
to induce his compatriots to transfer their funds from England to
America. A. L. S. 4 p. (In French.) IX, 84.

From Claude Julien. 1778. April 26. Paris.

Concerning a quantity of pit-coal with which he desires to furnish
Franklin for the service of the Colonies. Begging his protection for
le Sieur Broche Descombes who desires to enter the American service
with the rank of Major; has everything in his favor; twenty-three
years old and simply covered with wounds. L. S. 2 p. (In French.)

IX, 85.

From de Liniere. 1778. April 26. Mans.

Has a slight knowledge of surgery and experimental physics; de-
sires Franklin to procure him a lodging in Paris and the means to
pursue the study of these sciences; will repay him in time; desires later
to settle in America under Franklin's protection. A. L. S. 2 p. (In
French.) IX, 86.

From Aubin de St. Lambert. 1778. April 26. Termonde.

Concerning a plan which would be of great service to the Colonies.
His desire to enter the service. A. L. S. 3 p. ( In French. ) IX, 87.



Letters to Benjamin Franklin 405

From Couturier de Versan. 1778. April 26. Bordeaux.

Offering his services in the affairs of M. Lemaire who left for Vir-
ginia charged with a particular mission. Delighted to have found this
occasion to prove his interest in the United States of America. A. L. S.
3 p. (In French.) IX, 88.

From James Moylan, 1778. April 27. L'Orient.

Has just received an account of the arrival, at Brest, of the prize-
ship Lord Chatham, loaded with beer and iron, taken by the Ranger.
A. L. S. I p. IX, 89.



From Jh. Mazurie, 1778. April 27. Landerneau.
Desiring the position of Consul at Brest. A. L. S. 2 p.



IX, 90.



From Hawkins. 1778. April 28. Paris.

Begs the favor of the pass, his Excellency was so kind as to promise.
L. in 3d P. I p. IX, 9r.

From Aguiton. 1778. April 28. Paris.

Sending a letter from his friend Hutton. Desires to know whether
he may call and pay his respects before he leaves the country. L. in 3d
P. 1 p. IX, 92.

From Benjamin Vaughan. 1778. April 28.

Illness of Lord Chatham ; afraid the great man is dying ; quotes all he
can recollect in Lord Chatham's short speech of the 7th of April on the
subject of independence and the attitude of France. Inaccuracies of the
debate-writers for the newspapers. Reply of the Duke of Richmond
rather commonplace. Lord Chatham carried out of the house in a
swoon. Abstract of Lord Shelburne's prodigious speech of April 8th.
Irish bills will not pass. Hears Mr. Hartley is the twentieth ambassa-
dor Franklin has had. If Lord Chatham had remained well, a change
of ministers might have been looked for. Concerning the protection
of certain property belonging to his family. Expected publication of
a correspondence between Dr. P[ringle] and Dr. P[riestl]y upon the
latter's metaphysical writings. A. L. 15 p. IX, 93.



4o6 Letters to Benjamin Franklin

From John Montell. 1778. April 28. London.

Has discovered a method of making and refining common salt and
using it to preserve flesh and fish; offers to instruct any person in this
method, whom Franklin may name, for the small premium of two
thousand guineas. A. L. S. 2 p. IX, 94.

From [C. G. F.] D[umas] to The American Commissioners.

1778. April 28. The Hague.

Measures taken to insure the publication of their official letter as
soon as it is presented. Need of convincing the public that Congress
will not make peace with England except as an equal. A. L. S. 2 p.
(In French.) XXXIX, 30.

From Sebastian Hartwig. 1778. April 28. Gotha.

Wishes loan of lOO Louis d'Ors. (See LIX, 68.) A. L. S. 3 p.

LIX, 80.

From Jona[than] Williams, [Jr.], to The American Commissioners.
1778. April 28. Nantes.

Supplies received from Holland; anchors imported from Spain; ques-
tion of ships to transfer the goods to America. A. L. S. 4 p.

XXXVII, 148.

From J[onathan] Williams, Jr. 1778. April 28. Nantes.

Question of the prize-money. Defends himself against the accusation
of showing Franklin's letters. A. L. S. 2 p. XXXVII, 149.

From Ra[lph] Izard to The American Commissioners.

1778. April 29. Paris.

Giving an account of the dreadful fire which broke out in Charles-
town on the morning of January 15th; the loss is three millions of
dollars. Concerning the possibility of obtaining relief from France
either by application to the Government or by private subscription.
A. L. S. 2 p. IX, 95.



Letters to Benjamin Franklin 407

From Pollock. 1778. April 29. New Orleans.



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