Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Sir Charles William Blunt, 9 November 1779

To Sir Charles William Blunt

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Nov. 9. 1779.

Dear sir

I received your favour7 by Mr. Luard and I am obliged to you for introducing me to the acquaintance of So agreable a Man. He has settled his affairs here, as I understand, to his satisfaction.—8 My services were not necessary this Court being well disposed to do what was requested. You may be assured however, that I did him no Injury.— You gave me great Pleasure in the information that the poor little Widows affairs9 were at Length settled. I had the same in learning that you and yours were all well. Be so good as to present my affectionate Respects to my amiable friend Dolly1 and believe me Ever, with sincere Esteem, Dear sir y. m. h. &

Sir Cha. Blunt, Bart.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7XXX, 515–16.

8Peter Robert Luard hoped to secure his property on the island of Grenada, recently captured by the French: XXX, 490n.

9Mary Hewson’s legacy from her aunt, Mrs. Tickell: XXX, 515–16.

1Blunt’s younger sister, a long-standing friend of BF: IX, 327n; XIV, 93n.

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