Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Edward Bridgen, 29 April 1778

From Edward Bridgen

ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

April 29 1778


I must beg the favour of your Excellency’s attention for a few moments, from affairs of greater consequence, for the ease of the mind of a very worthy Lady, the Sister of Mr. Michael Wentworth; who, after being used ill here, went to France some Months ago and from whom She has had no tidings since he left England. I therefore must intreat the favour, that your Secretary would be so good to give me every information in your power concerning him and to convey him the inclosed Letter. The reply to me I beg may be addressed to Bridgen & Waller London with a B under the Seal and sent A Monsieur Monsr. Chef au Bureau d’interprete des affaires Etrangeres a Versailles who will convey it to me. Mrs. B: joines me in wishing your Excellency every Good. I have the honour to be your Excellency’s most Obedient Servant

Edward Bridgen

Messrs. Dilly’s desires your Acceptance of Sheridans history of the revolution in Sweden, which I have sent to Mr. Genet.4

Addressed: His Excellency / Benjn. Franklin / at Paris

Notation: Bridgen April 29 1778

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4Charles and Edward Dilly, the famous booksellers, were sending BF via Genet (the “Chef au Bureau d’interprete”) a copy of Charles F. Sheridan, History of the Late Revolution in Sweden (London, 1778).

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