From Margaret Stewart
ALS: American Philosophical Society
London 8 Janr 1782
I hope longe before this; You, have recd the Copy of my Brothers Work; & I make no doubt, but by your recomendation, it must be admired; it has met with little or no encouragment in this Country; Notwithstanding You took so much pains to recomend it in the year ’74;3 & I have been a great Sufferer by it; as I am no Stranger to Your benevolence; I hope You will give me Some assistance; as I have an expencive Law Suit carrying on,4 & am at Present very much distressed; the favor of Your answere as Soon as posible, will oblige Your most humble & devoted Servant
Please to direct for me at No 6 Cambridge Street near Golden Square
Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Dr Franklin / a Passy pres de / Paris
Notation: M Stewart London 8. Janvr. 1782.
3. For John Stewart, The Senator’s Remembrancer, and BF’s favorable reception of it see XVIII, 36n, 126–7; XXIII, 302n. In October, Margaret Stewart said that she would send BF a copy: XXIII, 302n; XXXV, 602, 636. It arrived at the Grand Cerf, terminus for coaches from Flanders; on Dec. 15 BF paid 36 l.t. for it, of which 12 l.t. was to be returned at the customs office: Account XXIII (XXIX, 3).
4. For which see XXXV, 636.