From Ezekiel Edwards1
ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Paris Octr. 28th. 1782.
Sometime to morrow Morning I expect to set off for Nantes, and will have the pleasure to wait on your Excellency for any dispatches you may wish to Have forwarded— There is a Schooner at that place ready for Sea with the first wind, bound to Virginia—
I am most respectfully Your Excellency’s Obedt. Hhble. Servt.
His Excellency B. Franklin Esqr.
1. A Philadelphia merchant who was a director of the Library Company, 1775–78: Herbert C. Bell, “The West India Trade Before the American Revolution,” American Historical Review, XXII (1916–17), 284n; George M. Abbot, A Short History of the Library Company of Philadelphia … (Philadelphia, 1913), p. 27.