Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Vernon, 16 January 1770

To Thomas Vernon9

ALS: Newport Historical Society

London, Jan. 16. 1770

Dear Sir

The Bearer Mr. Bowman, intends for New York; and as he will be intirely a Stranger in Rhodeisland, I beg leave to recommend him to your Civilities as a young Gentleman of good Character, for whom I interest myself. Your Advice may be useful to him; and every Regard you shew him, will be acknowledg’d as an Obligation confer’d on, Dear Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

Thos Vernon Esqr

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9The postmaster at Newport, R.I., 1754–75, for whom see above, V, 451 n.

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