Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to John Holker, 28 October 1779

To John Holker

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Oct. 28. 1779.

Dear sir

Inclos’d I send you a Packet I have just received from Morlaix, containing some of the Papers you requested me to recover, and a Receipt for the Rest—4 You Will see what Mr. Diot says about the Trunks of Clothes. It will be best I imagine for the person who desires to have them, if he knows which they are, to Describe them to Mr. Diot or some other Person, and order them to be bid for at the Sale.— I received a Quantity of Excellent apple Gelly but no Letter. If it was for me, 1000 Thanks, to good Made. Holker.5 I am ever, my dear friend Your most affectionately

Mr. Holker.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4See the preceding document. Holker had requested the papers on Oct. 2, above.

5On Oct. 20 BF paid 1 l.t. for the shipment of the jelly and tipped the porter who had brought it from Paris 1 l.t. 8 s.: Account XXIII, XXIX, 3.

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