Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Holker, 4 November 1777

From John Holker7

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Rouen 4 of Nover 1777

My Dear Sir

It was with pleasure I Received yours, and had Just been in the Contry should have maid you an answer sooner. Shall take cair every thing is executed to your desire, as nothing can be more agreeable to me than that of being charged with every little commission you may stand in need of in theise quarters. How soon they arrive here they shall be forwarded to Messieurs Baudry & Boullogne giving them notes [notice] and sending you an account of the chargeis &c.8

I hope everething is goeing on well, and to your Satisfaction in the Land of Liberty. It would be very flatering to me, If you would be so good as to Ingage some one of your Gentilmen to drope me a line now and then, when you had anething that youd chuse to be known to your friends in theise quarters, they being very anxious but non more than my Self.

I hope our Muteil friend Mr. Daine is well, it is a long time since I had a line from him. If he is in Paris scould him, as he ought not for get his old friends here. I am with Respects and Consideration Dear Sir yours on every occasion

J Holker

Endorsed: Jn Holker 4 Nov. 1777

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7For the Rouen businessman see above, XXIV, 357 n. BF’s letter that he is answering seems to be lost.

8Holker had already forwarded BF two packets from England: ibid., p. 410. Baudry & Boulongne & fils aîné was a mercantile house in Le Havre: Almanach des marchands for 1779, p. 233.

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