Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Genet, 24 December 1778

To Genet

ALS: Library of Congress

Passy, Dec. 24. 1778

Dear Sir,

If any News Papers should come to your Hands from London directed to Mr Benson, they are for me & I shall be oblig’d to you for sending them to me.2 I am, with much Esteem, Dear Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

Addressed: A Monsr / Monsieur Genet / Bureau des Interprétes / à Versailles

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2“Benson” was the code name Edward Bancroft had adopted for his dealings with Samuel Wharton, who presumably was the source of the newspapers here mentioned: see XXIII, 202n.

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