Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Digges, 9 October 1780

To Thomas Digges

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Oct. 9. 1780

Dear Sir,

I received the China portrait of Washington in good order, But no other you mention. Nor has the Picture of the good Bishop ever yet appeared, I begin to be in pain about it, having heard nothing of it from any Place on this Side of the Water, and I have more than one Reason for setting a high Value on it.

Your Favour of the 20th. & 29th. past came duly to hand, and are very pleasing. Inclos’d is my answer to a Letter from some Persons recommended by you.6

I have already written to you about Goddard’s Bill,7 and I sent you Jones’s, which I hope you received.

I have been made happy by Visits from your two friends.8 I send this by them, & hope they will have a prosperous Journey. They are worthy & amiable Men.

There is no News here at present but what comes in your news papers.

I am, with great Regard. Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant.

M. Digges.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6To McCausland et al. of this date, below.

7Above, Sept. 18.

8William Jones and John Paradise: Digges to BF, Sept. 18, above.

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