Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Theophylact Bache, 3 February 1773

To Theophylact Bache

ALS (letterbook draft): Library of Congress

London, Feb. 3. 1773

Dear Sir,

I am much oblig’d by your Favour of Dec. 10. with the 2 Barrels of Apples which prove excellent, and are a great Refreshment to me. Please to accept my Thanks, and best Wishes for your Prosperity.

I thank you for your Kind Attention to Mr. Chysholme. I hope he will at last be fix’d to his Mind.7

Enclos’d is a Letter from your good Mother, which will inform you of her Welfare and your Sisters. With great Esteem, I am, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

B F.

Mr Theo. Bache

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7See Bache’s letter above, XIX, 423; we are still unable to identify Alexander Chysholm or Chysholme. As for the apples, BF was oversupplied; see his letter to DF above, Feb. 2.

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