Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Samuel Ward, 13 January 1772

To Samuel Ward7

ALS (letterbook draft): American Philosophical Society

London, Jan. 13. 1772

Dear Sir,

I thank you for recommending Mr. Marchant to me. I have had the Pleasure of a good deal of his Company in Scotland, and shall do every thing in my Power to serve him.

I condole with you on the Loss of your amiable Partner.8 It must be a heavy one and hard to bear. I hope you will find Comfort in your Children. With great Esteem, I am, Dear Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

B F.

Mr Ward, Govr

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7For the former Governor of Rhode Island see above, V, 504 n.

8Anna Ward, Catharine Greene’s sister, had died on Dec. 5, 1770. See Correspondence of Governor Samuel Ward … Edited by Bernhard Knollenberg … and Genealogy of the Ward Family … Compiled by Clifford P. Monahon (Providence, R.I., 1952), p. 214.

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