Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to James Russell, 18 August 1780

To James Russell1

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Augt. 18. 1780.


I had the Honour of receiving a Line from you dated the 13th. June,2 in which you acquainted me, that Mr: Hanbury was at Bath the 10th. drinking the Waters for his Health, but would certainly be in Town in a month or sooner, when I might depend on an answer to a Letter I had written to the Trustees. That Answer has possibly been sent but never came to my hands, of which I thought it right to acquaint you requesting a Copy, which if sent under Cover to any merchant at Paris will be more likely to reach me. With great Respect I have the Honour to be, Sir, &c.

M. James Russel.

1The letter which BF promised Thomas Sim Lee on Aug. 11, above, that he would send by the next post.

2XXXII, 523.

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