Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Dorcas Montgomery, 25 January 1782

From Dorcas Montgomery

ALS: S. Madeline Hodge (Princeton, N.J., 1955)

Geneva 25th Jany 1782

Honor’d Sir

A Thousand Thanks for your very Obliging Letter of 22d. Novr.7 which I never Received till this Day which has punish’d me Sufficiently for my Neglect in not giving my Address. I hope our success in America will continue and be productive of Liberty & Peace which I most Ardently wish for.

The Letter that you was so obliging to Inclose was from Mr. MKean8 dated 6th. Octr. therefore contain’d nothing new.

Your Grand Son is very well, as is Mastr. Johonnot, & Montgomery, their Respectful Compliments are presented. They appear to be very Happy and contented, and are delighted with the expectations of seeing the Mastr Morris’s9 here very soon. My Compts. attend Mr. T— Franklin. I have the Honor to be very Respectfully Sir Your most Obedient Humble Servant

D. Montgomery

Mesieurs Jb. Beaumont & fils, a Geneve.1 my address.

Addressed: His Excellency / Benjn Franklin Esqr. / Passy

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Not found.

8Probably Thomas McKean, who was elected president of Congress on July 10, 1781: XXXV, 298n.

9For the Morris boys see our annotation to BFB’s letter of Nov. 20, 1781.

1The Genevan bankers Jacob Bouthillier, dit Beaumont & fils: Lüthy, Banque protestante, II, 511.

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