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Presuming on the Friendship and Esteem you always professed for Mr Barclay, and the many proofs of it I have received Myself, I should have addressed a few lines to You by My Son, that he might have the advantage of being known to you, but My Illness prevented at his departure and till now, informing you of the Business he is gone on, in which I doubted not your aid as far as it could...
You have heard of the irreparable loss I and my family have Sustained. Your friendship to me formerly emboldens me to trouble you at this time. In a letter I lately received from Coln. Humphreys he advises me to make application to you, that the person who should be authorised to take possession of the public property that was in Mr. Barclays charge, may be directed to deliver his private...
My wishes to meet my friends in America has made me too hastily fix the time of my departure and I begin to fear it will be impossible to leave this next sunday and indeed am inclined to think, that even in case I can, it would be better perhaps to give up the thoughts of going by Bordeaux, which will be attended with much more difficulty and expence than I had any idea of, besides the...
St. Germain-en-Laye, 13 Jan. 1788. Being disappointed in her expectation of remittances, does not hesitate to make use of the liberty TJ has offered of applying to him on such occasions; will draw on him in about 10 days for 1,200, at sight, if agreeable; asks when the next packet will sail for America; wishes to send TJ a letter to be forwarded. RC ( MHi ); 2 p.; endorsed.
I have had the honour of receiving your obliging favour of the 3d and shall be happy to see you whenever you make a visit to St. Germains which I hope is not yet intirely given up. I propose drawing on you in the course of this week for 724 livres which I think was the sum you mentioned to me. I have had too many instances of your desire to oblige and render me every service in your power, to...
I have not been able to get the Books you were so good as to say you would forward for me, and only trouble you at present with my letter. The sum due Mr. Barclay for Balance of account I shall not want for some time therefore beg you will not send it till perfectly convenient to you. I was too sensible of the friendly offer you made me to thank you as I wished to do but beg you will [believe]...
I am infinitely obliged and thankfull for your friendly and ready compliance with the request in my last, and as I have not a proper person to send for the money have taken the liberty to draw on you at sight, should there be any thing improper in this mode, I beg you will attribute it to my ignorance in matters of this kind, and believe me to be with sincere respect and esteem Sir your most...
I did not know till this moment that Coln. Franks would set out this evening, who has just Call’d on me for my Commands. I dare not detain him long, and cannot let him depart without a few lines to assure you of my attachment and best wishes. I am glad to find you are agreeably fixed and that you enjoy a good society which is certainly much superior to all the fashionable amusments of, this,...
L : American Philosophical Society Mr. & Mrs. Barclay presents their Complimts. to Doctor Franklin, and will have the Honor of Waiting on him at Dinner on Thursday. Addressed: His Excellency Benjamin Franklin Esqr. / Passy This is one of three extant dinner acceptances from the Barclays, all written from Auteuil in a hand we now recognize as Henry Champion’s (for whom see the following...
L or AL : American Philosophical Society Mr. & Mrs. Barclay present their Compliments to Doctor Franklin and will have the honor to Dine with him to morrow. Mr. Ridley will also have that honor. Addressed: His Excellency Benjamin Franklin / Esqr. / Passy We do not recognize the handwriting, which may be that of Mrs. Barclay. The day preceding the first Friday on which Thomas Barclay and...