Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Barclay, 6 December 1781

To Thomas Barclay

AL (draft): Library of Congress

Passy, Dec. 6. 1781


Enclos’d is a Letter to Mr Adams,4 which I send open for your Perusal.

I send you also the Passport you desired.

I heartily wish you a good Journey; and have the honour to be Sir,5

Honble. Mr Barclay, Consul of the United States

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4The preceding letter.

5The day before writing this letter, BF presented Barclay and Ridley to Vergennes at Versailles: Matthew Ridley’s journal, entry of Dec. 5 (Mass. Hist. Soc.).

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