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To Benjamin Franklin from E. Jackson [Edward Jackson Jones], 13 July 1780

From E. Jackson [Edward Jackson Jones]4

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Paris 13th. July 1780.

A very near Relation of Dr. Cadwalladers5 of Philadelphia presents his respectfull compliments to His Excellency Benjamin Franklyn Esqr. and wishes to have the honor of an Audience—He has taken the Liberty of sending by the bearer, the London papers from the 20th. Ulto. to the 4th. Inst.

E. Jackson
à L’Hotel de Yorck Rüe Jacob Fauxbourg st. Germain

Addressed: A Son Excellence Benjamin Franklyn / Ministre Plenipotiniare / des Etats Unies de L’Amerique / Septentrionale / a Passy

Notation: Jackson Paris. no date

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4In a memoir enclosed with his next letter, that of Aug. 11, below, he calls himself Edwd. Jones. Later he signs himself E.J. Jones; see his letter published under Aug. 18.

5The late Dr. Thomas Cadwalader (I, 209n), whom BF knew for some fifty years. Cadwalader’s maternal grandfather Edward Jones (1645?–1737) had five sons, one of whom may have been the writer’s relative: DAB (under Cadwalader); PMHB, XVII (1893), 235.

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