Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Peter Templeman, 27 August 1767

From Peter Templeman8

AL: American Philosophical Society

Strand August 27th. 1767.

Dr. Templeman presents his Compliments to Dr. Franklin and heartily wishes Him a great deal of pleasure in his Tour. Begs the favour of Him to deliver the inclosed to Mr. Genet;9 he has not mentioned the place of Mr. Genet’s residence, for he imagines that He always accompanys the Court.

Addressed: To / Dr. Franklin / in / Craven street / Strand

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Peter Templeman was secretary of the Society of Arts; above, IX, 322 n.

9Edmé-Jacques Genet (d. 1781) was at this time chief clerk of the bureau of interpreters in the French Foreign Office. He had resided in England and had translated several English pamphlets relating to the Seven Years’ War. BF came to know him well during the American Revolution, when Genet was head of what might today be called the government’s propaganda activities. He was the father of the better-known Edmond-Charles Genet.

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