From Edward Newenham5
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Lausanne the 8 of january 1781
Mr: Edward Newenham’s respects, & begs leave to enclose the account of a Volunteer review in Ireland, which his Father order him to forward to your Excellency.6
I am with the Greatest respect, your Excellency’s most obedient, & very humble servant.
Addressed: To / His Excellency Dr: Benjamin Franklin / Minister Plenipotentiary / of the United States / Paris
5. The eldest son of Sir Edward Newenham: XXXIII, 504.
6. Newenham was a commander of the Dublin Liberty Volunteers. When he was in Paris in 1782 he frequently appeared in their uniform: Maurice R. O’Connell, Irish Politics and Social Conflict in the Age of the American Revolution (Philadelphia, 1965), p. 90; Dixon Wecter, “Benjamin Franklin and an Irish ‘Enthusiast,’” Huntington Library Quarterly, IV (January, 1941), 207, 209–10.