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To Benjamin Franklin from Richard Bache, 27 July 1783

From Richard Bache

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Philadelphia July 27th. 1783.

Dear & Hond: Sir

I have to thank you for a number of introductory Letters received from you lately,9 all of which have been productive of either pleasure, or profit, or both—in consequence of your recommendations B & Shee have received very considerable consignments from Dunkirk and we have further prospects of extending our Connection.

This will be handed you by Mr. Carter, into whose care I have given a large bundle of News papers, he takes his Wife and Family with him, with an intention of staying some time in Europe; Mrs. Carter is the Daughter of General Schuyler, a Lady you know very well; I am certain, it is unnecessary to sollicit your kindness & Civilities towards them—1 I have received from the Loan Office, certificates for another years Interest of the Money you lent the public, which by an Act of this State are to be paid before July 1784.2 As soon as I receive the Money it shall be remitted you— I have the happiness to inform you that Sally and the Children are well— I wrote to Ben lately— my love to Temple and accept yourself the dutifull Affection of Dear sir Your ever affectionate son

Rich Bache

We should be glad to know when we are to expect you on this side the Water—

Dr. Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9The only such extant letter is a recommendation for Benjamin Vaughan’s brother-in-law: XXXIX, 361.

1For “John Carter” and his family, who sailed that very day, see Philip Schuyler to BF, July I.

2The act passed by Pennsylvania on March 21, for which see the annotation of RB to BF, May 31.

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