ALS: Library of Congress; transcript: National Archives
Passy, Augt. 29. 1781
I have just receiv’d yours of the 24th.—which I read with Pleasure.
This serves to recommend to your Notice and Civilities the Bearer Dr Foulke, a young Physician of Philadelphia, of excellent Character, who travels for Improvement in his Profession. I recommend him earnestly to your Civilities, and request you would introduce him to such Physicians of your Acquaintance whose Conversations may contribute to increase his Knowledge. I wish him among other things to have an Opportunity of seeing your Hospitals, which are admirable for their Order and Cleanliness.4 I am ever, with great Esteem and Affection, Dear Sir, Your most obedient and most humble Servant
Endorsed: Passy 24e. Août 1781 S. E. Mr. Franklin
4. Foulke’s stay in Amsterdam was much shorter than he had expected as he told WTF in a letter written from Leipzig on Oct. 1. APS.