Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Arthur Middleton, 12 June 1779

To Arthur Middleton

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, June 12. 1779.


I received the honour of yours per Commodore Gillon.6 It would have been a great Pleasure to me if I could by any Endeavours of mine have enabled him to accomplish the Ends of his Mission; But the Circumstances of the Times made it impracticable. I shall always pay great Respect to your Recommendation, being with Sincere Esteem, Sir Your most obedient & most humble Servant.

Honble. Arthur Middleton Esqe.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6The S.C. politician had recommended Gillon on July 4, 1778: XXVII, 47.

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