Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Parish & Thomson, 1 July 1782

From Parish & Thomson1

ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Hamburg 1 July 1782


We had the honour to receive in Course your Letter of the 19 April,2 & agreeable to the Contents, our Bills on Mr. Jay have all been paid in Paris by your Excellency’s orders.3

As it will always give us singular Pleasure to render You agreeable Services, we beg leave to inform You that we have at present a remarkably fine sailing American Vessel just now at No. Faro,4 from whence she proceeds to Philda.—if you have any Letters to forward, they will be in time to go out from hence with our Dispatches to Faro in about three weeks hence.

We have the honour to be very respectfully, Honoured Sir Your most obedient, & most humble Servants

Parish & Thomson

The Honourable Benjamin Franklin Esqe &c, &c, &c Passy

1For whom see XXXV, 404n. This is the last extant letter in their correspondence.

2Not found.

3BF had honored a number of bills drawn on Jay during the previous months: Account XXVII (XXXII, 4). In an undated letter, Henry Grand wrote BF that he was taking “the liberty to return him his order concerning Mr. Jay’s acceptences, against which he will be so Kind as to exchange his approbation to the list of Bills sent by Mess Parish & Thomson to which there is to be added the charges claimed by them, according to their here inclosed Letter, which Mr. franklin is begged to return when done with.” APS.

4The Faeroe Islands, located between the Shetland Islands and Iceland, were part of the kingdom of Denmark.

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