Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Edward Newenham, 23 May 1782

From Edward Newenham7

ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Neuchatel (en Swisse) 23th of May 1782


According to my fathers orders I take the liberty of sending to your Excellency the enclosed Irish papers; by which, & his letters to me, it seems that Ireland will soon be as free & independant a nation as England,8 & that England will soon recover her ancient glory.

With the sincerest wishes for the preservation of your Excellency’s health & happiness I have the Honor to be your most obt: & very humble Servant.

Ed: Newenham

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7The eldest son of Sir Edward Newenham: XXXIII, 504.

8For these events see our annotation of BF to Livingston, June 25.

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