Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to John Adams, 8 November 1781

To John Adams

ALS: Massachusetts Historical Society

Passy, Nov. 8. 1781


The Bearer, Mr Fox, is a young Gentleman of Philadelphia, Son of one of my old Friends, and otherwise well recommended to me by some of the principal People of that Place. I beg leave to present him to your Excellency, and to request for him your Counsels, Civilities and Protection, of which I am persuaded you will find him deserving.4 With great Respect, I have the honour to be Your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble Servant

B Franklin

His Excellency John Adams Esqr

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4George Fox proposed spending the winter in Holland, as WTF explained in his own letter of introduction: WTF to JA, Nov. 7 (Mass. Hist. Soc.). He must have left immediately, as he was in Valenciennes on Nov. 10 and Amsterdam on Nov. 18: Fox to WTF of those dates (APS).

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