Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Richard Bache, 29 April 1780

From Richard Bache

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Philadelphia April 29 1780.

Dear sir

At the request of my Friend Mr. John Wilcocks,1 I take the Liberty of introducing to your Notice & Civilities Mr. Fox, Son of the late Mr. Joseph Fox, with whom you was well acquainted; I have not the pleasure of knowing this young Gentleman, but from the Character I have of him, I trust you will find him deserving of your Countenance & protection— I am ever Hond. sir Your Affectionate son

Rich Bache

Dr. Franklin

Addressed: His Excellency / Dr. Benjamin Franklin / Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States / of No. America at the Court of / Versailles / Favored by Mr. Fox

1A Philadelphia merchant (XIX, 152–3n) whose bills of exchange had formerly been sent to BF in London: XIX, 330, 418; XX, 18, 65.

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