From Richard Bennett Lloyd
ALS: American Philosophical Society
London 25th June 79—
I beg pardon for giving you this trouble but as the enclosed Letter is of some consequence to the writer of it, I take the liberty of placing it under your care—. Mr. Stephenson is the Gentleman who waited on you at Passy about eighteen months ago— He is a Friend to our Country and a particular Friend of mine—6 I flatter myself I shall be favoured with a Letter from you by this Day’s mail, and I am, with very great respect, your obt. and most humble Servant
R. B. Lloyd
Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / à Passy
Notation: R. B. Lloyd Londres 25 juin 1779.
6. William Stevenson complained in January, 1778, that the American commissioners had reneged on their request that he carry dispatches to Congress: XXV, 406–9. On Feb. 25 he sailed for America on the Deane: XXV, 494. The enclosed letter is missing.