Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Richard Bennett Lloyd, 25 June 1779

From Richard Bennett Lloyd

ALS: American Philosophical Society

London 25th June 79—

Dear Sir,

I beg pardon for giving you this trouble but as the enclosed Letter is of some consequence to the writer of it, I take the liberty of placing it under your care—. Mr. Stephenson is the Gentleman who waited on you at Passy about eighteen months ago— He is a Friend to our Country and a particular Friend of mine—6 I flatter myself I shall be favoured with a Letter from you by this Day’s mail, and I am, with very great respect, your obt. and most humble Servant

R. B. Lloyd

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / à Passy

Notation: R. B. Lloyd Londres 25 juin 1779.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6William Stevenson complained in January, 1778, that the American commissioners had reneged on their request that he carry dispatches to Congress: XXV, 406–9. On Feb. 25 he sailed for America on the Deane: XXV, 494. The enclosed letter is missing.

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