Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Thomas Digges, 22 April 1780

From Thomas Digges

ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

London Apl 22d 1780

Dr. Sir

I beg leave to recommend to Your usual civility and attention the Bearer of this my friend Docr. Plunkett, who means to take a journey in a few days to Holland & France; and should He return from Paris directly hither He will obligingly take charge of any thing you may have to send to this quarter. You will find him a good friend to the rights of mankind, & particularly attachd to the cause of Our Country, in the Armies of which, He has had a Brother who has very honourably distinguishd Himself.9

I am with very great regard Dr Sir yr obligd & Obt Servant

Th Digges

Notation: April 22 1780

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9Probably David Plunkett of Maryland, a former captain of dragoons: Heitman, Register of Officers, p. 331. For his heroism at the Battle of Long Island see Andrew C. Trippe et al., “Battle of Long Island,” Maryland Hist. Mag., XIV (1919), 113.

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