Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Catharine Greene, 7 April 1782

To Catharine Greene

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, April 7. 1782.

My dear old Friend,

If the Comte de Segur, Son of the Minister of War should happen to be in your Neighbourhood, I recommend him warmly to your Civilities & Friendship, and to those of the good Governor.4 You will find him as amiable and deserving as any of the French Officers whose good Conduct you so much applauded last Year.5 I continue as hearty and well as when you first knew me, which I think is near 30. Years, tho’ perhaps you will not care to own so much.6 Make my respectful Compliments acceptable to Mr. Greene, give my Love to my Friend Ray,7 and believe me ever my dear Friend, Your most affectionately. &c—

Madam Green.—

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4Her husband William was governor of Rhode Island.

5XXXIV, 218, 243; XXXV, 188–9.

6They met in the late fall of 1754: V, 502n.

7William and Catharine’s son: V, 502n.

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