To Richard and Sarah Bache
ALS (draft): Library of Congress
Passy Nov. 5. 1781
Dear Son & Daughter,
Enclos’d I send you some late Letters of Ben’s to me, by which you will learn his Welfare.9
I have agreed to take here an American’s Bill for 100£ Sterling lent him. I shall send it to you when I receive it, and I desire you to lay it out for me in a Share of the Bank.1
I am well, and shall soon write to you more fully.
I have ordered Casks of the best Claret to be sent you in three Ships.—2
God bless you both.
Your affectionate Father
9. BFB’s latest letters were those of Sept. 12 and 29 (XXXV, 467–8, 538).
1. A share in the Bank of North America cost $400 (specie) or slightly less than £100: Morris Papers, I, 68.
2. See Bondfield’s letter of Nov. 3.