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To Benjamin Franklin from Edward Newenham, 8 January 1781

From Edward Newenham5

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Lausanne the 8 of january 1781

Mr: Edward Newenham’s respects, & begs leave to enclose the account of a Volunteer review in Ireland, which his Father order him to forward to your Excellency.6

I am with the Greatest respect, your Excellency’s most obedient, & very humble servant.

Edward Newenham

Addressed: To / His Excellency Dr: Benjamin Franklin / Minister Plenipotentiary / of the United States / Paris

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5The eldest son of Sir Edward Newenham: XXXIII, 504.

6Newenham was a commander of the Dublin Liberty Volunteers. When he was in Paris in 1782 he frequently appeared in their uniform: Maurice R. O’Connell, Irish Politics and Social Conflict in the Age of the American Revolution (Philadelphia, 1965), p. 90; Dixon Wecter, “Benjamin Franklin and an Irish ‘Enthusiast,’” Huntington Library Quarterly, IV (January, 1941), 207, 209–10.

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