Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Dickinson, 30 December 1782

From John Dickinson9

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Philadelphia Decr. 30th—1782


I cannot deny Myself the Pleasure of introducing to the Honor of your Acquaintance Mr. Benjamin Morris, the youngest son of your Friend Mr. Samuel Morris.

Your Regard for the Memory of his Father, and his own Merit, will, I am persuaded, place him before You in that Light, which his Relations desire.

I am with perfect Esteem sir, your most obedient & hble servt.

John Dickinson

His Excellency Benjamin Franklin Esquire

Addressed: His Excellency / Benjamin Franklin Esqr / Minister Plenipotentionary / for the United States / of America / Passy. / per Mr. B. Morris

Notation: John Dickinson Dec. 30. 1782.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9Dickinson had recently been elected president of the Pa. Supreme Executive Council: ANB.

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