Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Richard and Sarah Bache, 5 November 1781

To Richard and Sarah Bache

ALS (draft): Library of Congress

Passy Nov. 5. 1781

Dear Son & Daughter,

Enclos’d I send you some late Letters of Ben’s to me, by which you will learn his Welfare.9

I have agreed to take here an American’s Bill for 100£ Sterling lent him. I shall send it to you when I receive it, and I desire you to lay it out for me in a Share of the Bank.1

I am well, and shall soon write to you more fully.

I have ordered Casks of the best Claret to be sent you in three Ships.—2

God bless you both.


Your affectionate Father

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9BFB’s latest letters were those of Sept. 12 and 29 (XXXV, 467–8, 538).

1A share in the Bank of North America cost $400 (specie) or slightly less than £100: Morris Papers, I, 68.

2See Bondfield’s letter of Nov. 3.

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