Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Richard Oliver, 14 March 1779

To Richard Oliver

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy March 14 1779

Dear Sir

It will always be a Pleasure to me to do what may be agreeable to you. Inclos’d is the Passport you desire.2 I wish you & your Friends a prosperous Voyage; being ever with the sincerest Esteem Dear Sir &c

Richd. Oliver Esq;

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Dated March 11, above. This letter and its enclosure were forwarded to London by Samuel Petrie (XXIV, 543n), who assured BF in an undated note that he had sent off the letter the day after receiving it. APS. (We conjecture below that Petrie’s note was written on April 21; see the annotation of Margaret Stevenson’s letter printed under March 16.)

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