Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Richard Oswald, 24 September 1782

From Richard Oswald

Copies:1 National Archives, Library of Congress (two), Massachusetts Historical Society; transcript: National Archives

Paris 24. Sept. 1782


Having received by a Courier just now arrived, a Letter from Mr. Secy Townshend, in answer to mine which went by the Messenger dispatched from hence on the 12th.2 I take this Opportunity of Mr. Whitefoord, to send you a Copy of it. I hope he will bring good Accounts of your Health, which I sincerely wish & am Your Excellency’s most obedt humble Servant

(signed) Richd. Oswald.

Copy of a Letter from Richard Oswald Esqr to Benjamin Franklin Esqr.

1We publish the one in WTF’s hand. All the copies include the enclosure.

2Oswald’s messenger carried letters to Townshend of Sept. 10 and 11, for which see our annotation of BF to Oswald, Sept. 8. Townshend’s answer, dated Sept. 20, announced that it had been agreed “to make the alteration in the Commission proposed to you by Mr. Jay”: Giunta, Emerging Nation, I, 585–6.

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