Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Jesse Taylor, 18 March 1779

To Jesse Taylor5

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy Mar. 18 1779


I received but very lately your Letter & Memorial dated the 21 of Novr. last. If there be really a considerable number of Persons dispos’d to adventure upon the Voyage you mention, I will undertake to procure them all the security desired, You have only to send me a List of their names, expressing their Sex & Ages, and the names of the Vessels, Capt. &c. Sir E. N. has not been here to my knowledge.6 I have the Honor to be &c

Capt. Jesse Taylor (Belfast)

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5The Irish merchant who had requested protection for a group of Belfast Protestants desiring to emigrate: XXVIII, 147–8.

6Sir Edward Newenham, according to Taylor, had promised to represent their cause to BF in person.

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