To George Hobart5
AL (draft) and copy: Library of Congress
Passy 22d Nov. 816
Mr Franklin presents his best Respects to Mr Hobart, thanks him for the Notice of his Departure, and heartily wishes him a good Journey. Enclos’d is a Letter for Mr. Pownall.7
The late Event, if it might contribute to bring forward a Reconciliation, would indeed as you observe be a happy one: But I do not think your Nation yet sufficiently dispos’d to it: I can only assure you that any reasonable Measures to that End, should have every Assistance in my Power.
à M. Hobart
5. Who had brought BF a letter from Thomas Pownall: XXXV, 627. We have no record of the particular letter to which this is a response; Hobart had planned to leave Paris in early November.
6. This dateline, and “à M. Hobart,” were added by WTF.
7. Below, Nov. 23.