Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Mrs. ——— Shrowdy, 13 July 1780

To Mrs. ——— Shrowdy

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, July 13th. 1780


Messrs. Foulke and Fox2 having signified to me your Desire of going to England in some of the Cartel Ships from L’Orient and requested me to obtain for you, Monsr. De Sartine’s Permission.— Herewith I have the honour of Sending you a Letter from that Minister to Monsr. de La Granville,3 by which you will find he has been pleased to grant your Request, and has given Orders accordingly.

With great Respect, I have the honour to be Madam Your most obedient and most humble Sert.

Mrs. Shrowdy.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2The two young Philadelphians John Foulke and George Fox had come to France in the spring. They met JW in Lorient and it may have been there that they learned of Mrs. Shrowdy’s request: XXXII, 283n, 313–14, 562.

3See Sartine’s letter of July 11.

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