From John Calder7
AL: American Philosophical Society
London Aug. 28 1783
Dr. Calder presents his respectful Compts to Dr. Franklin, & begs leave to remind him, by favour of his particular friend Mr P. Elmsley,8 that there was a letter sent, or to be sent to the Hotelle D’Espagne for L. G. Melville which has never come to the hands of Dr. C. who takes this favourable opportunity to inform Dr. F. that now after his having been for many years employed in a most delicate situation all his friends are his friends still, & his enemies, such of them as survive, relinquished by their friends, are objects of his pity & generous recommendation. If Dr. F. has any letters which he wishes to be safely transmitted to any of his many friends here, Dr. C. can assure him that he may most entirely confide in the bearer of this.
Addressed: Dr. Franklin / Paris.
Notation: Calder August 28 1783.
7. Calder was waiting for an answer to his March 13 letter: XXXIX, 326–30.
8. Peter Elmsly.