Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Samuel Cooper, 13 November 1779

From Samuel Cooper

ALS: Harvard University Library

Boston Novr. 13th. 1779.


This will be delivered to you by Mr Jeremy Allen a Merchant in this Town of Good Reputation, and of a very ancient and respectable Family among us, and for whom I have a particular Regard.2 He goes to Europe chiefly upon a Plan of Business, and I take the Liberty to introduce him to your Excellency, not only as my own Friend, but as one who has the highest Respect for your publick and private Character.

I am Sir, with the utmost Regard, Your most obedient and very humble Servant

Saml. Cooper

Addressed: His Excellency Benjn. Franklin Esqr / Minister Plenipotentiary from the / United States of America / At the Court of Versailles.

Notation: Dr. Cooper Nov 13. 1779

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Jeremiah Allen also brought to France a recommendation from Jonathan Williams, Sr.: XXX, 536.

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