Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Dumas, 29 August 1781

To Dumas

ALS: Library of Congress; transcript: National Archives

Passy, Augt. 29. 1781

Dear Sir

I have just receiv’d yours of the 24th.—which I read with Pleasure.

This serves to recommend to your Notice and Civilities the Bearer Dr Foulke, a young Physician of Philadelphia, of excellent Character, who travels for Improvement in his Profession. I recommend him earnestly to your Civilities, and request you would introduce him to such Physicians of your Acquaintance whose Conversations may contribute to increase his Knowledge. I wish him among other things to have an Opportunity of seeing your Hospitals, which are admirable for their Order and Cleanliness.4 I am ever, with great Esteem and Affection, Dear Sir, Your most obedient and most humble Servant

B Franklin

M. Dumas

Endorsed: Passy 24e. Août 1781 S. E. Mr. Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4Foulke’s stay in Amsterdam was much shorter than he had expected as he told WTF in a letter written from Leipzig on Oct. 1. APS.

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