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To Benjamin Franklin from Mary Hewson, 2 July 1780

From Mary Hewson

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Cheam July 2. 1780

My dear Sir

Time will not permit to give you more than a hasty line. Accept the resemblance I send you of one whom you esteemed, and do me the favour to give one to Mlle. Beeheron, and another to M. Dubourg.7 I feel so much the honour of the reception he gave to the books that it makes me presume upon this being no unacceptable present.

Your affectionate

Mary Hewson

When you have an opportunity be so kind as to send the fourth copy to Mr Williams.

Addressed: Dr Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7She was sending a print of her late husband, Dr. William Hewson, who had died in 1774: XXI, 209n; BF to Mary Hewson, Dec. 7, 1780, APS. Marie-Catherine Biheron was an old friend of Polly and her mother; Jacques Barbeu-Dubourg (who had died in December, 1779) had offered high praise for Polly’s translation of his Petit Code de la raison humaine: XXVI, 91n, 361; XXXI, 237n, 361n.

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