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To Benjamin Franklin from Thomas Ridout, 4 April 1780

From Thomas Ridout9

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Bordeaux 4th: April 1780—


On my embarking at Annapolis, in the Ship Buckskin of Baltimore, the 26th of December last, Mr: Carroll committed to my Care the Letter herewith enclosed for yr. Excellency—1

An intense Frost detained the Ship near two Months in the River Potuxent, & it was not till yesterday She arrivd at this City—

Some Mercantile affairs at this place, deprives me at this time of the Honor of Personally paying my respects to you—

I am Your Excellency’s most obedt: & very Hble: servant

Thos. Ridout

a l’Hôtel D’Angleterre
His Excellcy: Benjn: Franklin Esqr

Addressed: His Excellency / Benjn Franklin Esqr:

Notation: Thomas Ridout 4 April 1780

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9For this young man see XXXI, 238n.

1XXXI, 198–202.

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