Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from George Hobart, 21 October 1781

From George Hobart

AL: American Philosophical Society

Hôtel d’Angleterre Rue Richelieu 21. d’Octobre [1781]

Mr Hobart presents his Compliments to Mr Franklin, & sends him herewith a Pamphlett wrote by a former Friend & Acquaintance of his both in America & England, by the Desire of the Author.6 Mr Hobart means to return to England very early in November, & If Mr Franklin has any Answer to send, It shall be taken the greatest Care of possible.

Notations: Hobart / Ansd.7

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Perhaps Pownall, although as Hobart mentioned him by name in the preceding letter we do not know why he would be so coy here.

7BF responded on Nov. 22 (Library of Congress).

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