Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Richard Bache, 12 April 1780

From Richard Bache

ALS: Public Record Office, London

Philadelphia April 12th. 1780

Dear Sir

This will be handed you by Captain McPherson, who intends visiting Paris Via Amsterdam as you are already well acquainted with him, an Introduction of him to you is the less necessary—5 He is upon a plan of business I am totally ignorant of, but should he require your good Offices, you will not I dare say withhold them— Sally & the Children are well, the youngest is just got thro’ the small Pox—6 I am ever Hond. sir Your Affectionate son

Rich. Bache

Dr. Franklin

Addressed: His Excellency / Dr. Benjn. Franklin / at / Passy / Favored by Capt. Mc.Pherson

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5Possibly John Macpherson, a Philadelphia merchant and ex-privateer: XXII, 250n; Claghorn, Naval Officers, p. 192.

6Louis, born in October, 1779: XXX, 550–1; XXXI, 96.

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