Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Samuel Wharton, 23 August 1779

From Samuel Wharton

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Hotel de Rome August 23d. 1779

Dear Sir

I inclose three News papers just received by way of Amsterdam. The postage cost Fourteen Livres.— All Papers are intercepted, which come by Way of Ostend; And I could wish your Direction, as to my Friend’s continuing to Send Them, Via Amsterdam.

I am with the utmost Respect & Esteem Dear Sir Your Excellency’s most obt. & most humble Servant

S. Wharton

His Excellency Benjamin Franklin Esqr.

Addressed: A’ son Excellence / Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin /&c &c &c / Passy

Notation: S. wharton 23. aout 1779 Paris.

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