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From Benjamin Franklin to William Strahan, 29 July 1783

To William Strahan

ALS: Mrs. Arthur Loeb, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1955)

Passy, July 29. 1783.

My dear old Friend,

Whom I shall probably never have the Pleasure of seeing again: You some time since recommended Miss Beckwith to me; I in consequence recommended her to my Children in Philadelphia:9 the enclos’d will give you some Information of her present Situation.1 I hope you & yours continue well, as does Your affectionate Friend & humble Servant

B Franklin

Wm Strahan Esqr

Addressed: To / William Strahan Esqr / M. P.— / London

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9For Strahan’s recommendation of Sally Beckwith in May, 1782, her voyage to Philadelphia that fall, and her warm reception by the Baches, see XXXVII, 425–6, 644–5; XXXVIII, 7; XXXIX, 23, 24.

1According to Strahan’s answer of Feb. 1, 1784 (APS), BF enclosed a letter from SB, which Strahan sent back to him. It may have been hers of June 1, above; BF acknowledged receipt of it on July 27.

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