To Benjamin Rush
LS:5 Yale University Library
Passy, April 4. 1783
I take the Liberty of introducing to your Acquaintance the Bearer Mr. Redford, because I am persuaded that I shall therein do you a Pleasure. His Character you will find in an enclos’d Letter to me from Dr. Price.6 I hope his Reception in our Country will be such as to make it agreable to him and induce him to settle among us; as from the short Acquaintance I have had with him, I am of Opinion he will prove a valuable Member of Society.7 With great Esteem & best Wishes for your Prosperity, I am ever, my Dear Friend, Yours most affectionately
Endorsed: B: Franklin April 4th. 17838
5. In L’Air de Lamotte’s hand. The signature has been cut off; only the top portion is visible.
6. Price to BF, March 10.
7. Redford arrived in Philadelphia some time before Sept. 25: Morris Papers, VIII, 546.
8. Rush also received a letter from BF dated Feb. 14, 1783. The text is missing; all that survives is an address sheet on which BF indicated that it would be sent by Capt. All, and Rush noted the date. Hist. Soc. of Pa.