From Richard Bennett Lloyd
ALS: American Philosophical Society
London 11 June 79.
I have just received two letters from Maryland, one from my Uncle Lloyd, the other from my Brother—. I enclose you Copies of them, and earnestly request the favour of you to think if I can take up the money in France as my Friends expect by drawing on them in Maryland—.6 Shd. you imagine my presence at Paris would make this necessary, I can easily come over—. I beg many pardons for being so very troublesome but you are the only Person who’s advice I can put sufficient confidence in with an affair of so much importance to me—Mrs. Lloyd is at this time in the Straw—7 She joins with me in best respects—
I am, Dear Sir, your obliged & obt. humble Servant
R. B. Lloyd
I write this in a hurry being late at night—
Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / à Passy
Notation: R. B. Lloyd Londres 11. juin 1779.
6. Lloyd’s brother Edward had written from Annapolis on March 5, informing him that enemy privateers made it impractical to send remittances in tobacco; instead, Edward was having Jean Holker, French consul at Philadelphia, send bills of exchange in the amount of £1,000 sterling. University of Pa. Library. The letter from Lloyd’s uncle, Col. Richard Lloyd (Md. Hist. Mag., VII , 427), is missing. On July 12, however, BF wrote in answer to the present letter that he had received the copies of both letters. Library of Congress.
7. In childbed.