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From Benjamin Franklin to Benjamin Franklin Bache, 3 May 1779

To Benjamin Franklin Bache

ALS: Yale University Library

Passy, May 3. 1779

Dear Benny

I received your Letter,8 and it gave me great Pleasure to hear of your safe Arrival at Geneva, & of your being plac’d in your Pension. You now have a fine Opportunity of learning those things that will be reputable and useful to you when you come to be a Man; and you will make your Father and Mother very happy to hear that you mind your Studies and improve daily, which I hope I shall be able to assure them of.— You ought to be very respectful to Mr Cramer, who was so kind as to take the Trouble & Care of carrying You to Geneva; and as a good Boy I am persuaded you will be very dutiful to M. de Marignac, and attentive to his Instructions.— Your Friends Cochran & Deane9 dined with us last Sunday & are well. Your Cousin joins his Love with that of

Your AFFECTIONATE Grandfather

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8BFB’s first letter from Geneva, printed under April 20, above.

9BFB’s friends and schoolmates at Passy were Charles B. Cochran (XXVII, 262n; XXVIII, 326) and Jesse Deane (XXV, 646).

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