Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Richard Speakman, 12 July 1779

From Richard Speakman

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Gand [Ghent] 12 July 1779


I am a Native of America & am now waiting at this place—with my Wife & Children for an Opportunity to Return—but being at a loss how to find the most Eligible way—& as an American Subject—hope your Excellency will point out the most adviseable method to pursue & also to send a passport for travelling to the place your Excellency advises us to go to—

I am Yr Excellencys most Obedt Hble servt

Richd Speakman
son of Tho Speakman formerly of Boston

Please to Direct for me Chez Monsr Everad près la petite Bucherie Au Gand

Addressed: A— / His Excellency Doctor Franklin / A— / Paris

Notation: Carpenter Gand 12. july 1779.

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