To Benjamin Franklin Bache
ALS: Yale University Library
Passy, May 3. 1779
I received your Letter,8 and it gave me great Pleasure to hear of your safe Arrival at Geneva, & of your being plac’d in your Pension. You now have a fine Opportunity of learning those things that will be reputable and useful to you when you come to be a Man; and you will make your Father and Mother very happy to hear that you mind your Studies and improve daily, which I hope I shall be able to assure them of.— You ought to be very respectful to Mr Cramer, who was so kind as to take the Trouble & Care of carrying You to Geneva; and as a good Boy I am persuaded you will be very dutiful to M. de Marignac, and attentive to his Instructions.— Your Friends Cochran & Deane9 dined with us last Sunday & are well. Your Cousin joins his Love with that of
Your AFFECTIONATE Grandfather
8. BFB’s first letter from Geneva, printed under April 20, above.
9. BFB’s friends and schoolmates at Passy were Charles B. Cochran (XXVII, 262n; XXVIII, 326) and Jesse Deane (XXV, 646).