From Margaret Stewart
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Bruxelles 22 Octr 1781
As You desired the younge Man I had the honor of Sending to You at Paris;2 to tell me to write to You on my arival; at Bruxells; I wou’d Not loose the first opportunity; of obeying Your comands; I have had an expencive Law Suit which must be determined in my favor Next term as it is a bond debt; for money lent; when I was [torn: word or words missing] in the Year Sixty Nine. I Bought a Small Life Rent on the Maison de Ville at Paris; & if I receive this Money, I intend to purchase a Larger; & of coming to reside in France; in the mean time, I beg pardon for the Liberty I take; but if You will assist Twenty Pounds it will be of the greatest Service to me; my freind here has been disapointed of money or I wou’d not by any means have troubled You; I expect the Copy of the Work; which I wil imidiatly Send; & if I cou’d get a permision from the Court I wou’d bring the Work to Paris;3 I hope to be honored with Your enswere by the return of the Post am Sir with due respect Your Most obliged humble Servt
Please to direct for me at the Hotel Royal.
Addressed: A Monsieur. / Monsieur Dr / Franklin / a Passy pres / de Paris / France.
Notation: Stewart, Bruxelles 22. Oct. 1782.
2. See her letter of Oct. 17, above.
3. Undoubtedly the work to which she referred in the letter just cited.