Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Leendert de Neufville, 20 January 1781

To Leendert de Neufville

AL (draft) and copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Jan. 20, 1781


I received the Letter you did me the Honour of writing to me the 21st. past, and thank you for the Information relating to the Princess Deskaw. You mention Mr Digges’s being in a disagreable Situation; please to tell me what it was, for I have not been so well inform’d of particulars as you imagine; and let me know what became of Mr Temple.1

Please to present my Respects to your Father. I have the honour to be Sir Your

Mr L. de Neufville Amsterdam

1John Temple, while frequenting the company of leading members of the British parliamentary opposition, was unwilling to risk communicating with his old friend BF: XXXI, 252; XXXII, 191n; Adams Papers, X, 418n; Lewis Einstein, Divided Loyalties: Americans in England during the War of Independence (London, 1933), pp. 102–3.

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