From Jno. Badger1
ALS: American Philosophical Society
paris 15th. febr. 1779.—
I hop Youl. not taik it a mis my not waiting on yu. pursonally with this my humble Request my afaiers Requiers my departeur for Lyons Emedeaitly Your most obedean & houmble Servant
Addressed: Monsieur / Monsieur franckling Envoyés / des Provinces unies de Lamerique / En son hotel a Passy Pres paris / A Passy
1. We know only what he says about himself in his “humble Request,” an undated petition for help in establishing a claim to the estate of his mother’s brother, Izak Maritt, whose widow had disposed of the property to the disadvantage of her late husband’s relatives. APS. The Maritt family had resided in England (Northamptonshire or Nottinghamshire). Son Izak settled in America, and the contested lands were in Pennsylvania. Badger, from Charlbury in Oxfordshire, had resided in France for several years; he asked that BF’s answer be directed to him at Lyons.