Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Dorcas Montgomery, 21 [November] 1781

From Dorcas Montgomery

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Geneve [November] 21th. 1781

Honor’d Sir

I have to request the favor of your forwarding the inclosed,1 which will be Handed to you by a Mr. Pigott a worthy Character2 who has treated your Grand-son and all the Americans here with much Civility. And Suffice it to say, for the present, that He is a Friend to America.

My Compts. attend Mr. T. Franklin and Mr. H— Grand.— Mastr. Bache writes by this conveyance.

I remain Honor’d Sir with due respects your Most Obedt Huble. Servt—

Dorcas Montgomery

Addressed: His Excellency / Benjn Franklin Esqr. / Minister Plenepotentiary / From the United States of / America to the Court of Versailles / A Passy

Notation: Montgomery Dorcas Geneve 21. 1781.

1BFB to BF, Nov. 20, above.

2See his letter of [after Dec. 27], below. Mrs. Montgomery later revised her opinion of Pigott: Jefferson Papers, XIII, 164–6, 235–6.

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