Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Thomas Price, 7 May 1782

From Thomas Price7

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Amiens 7 may 1782

Honner’d Sir

The Letter you honour’d Mr Lew8 the Gentleman who wrote you on the Subject of these unhapy Americans—beg’d me to Interprit it. That Gentleman was mistaken when he told you They came from the prisons in England, as they can prouve the Contrary.— I doubt not but when your Exellencey Shall be propperly Satisfied of the facts, that your humanity will Imediately order them the necessary.

The many Cheats of this Sort is a Sufficient Reason for the precaution you have taken. I have the honour to be Sir Your most Obedient & Very hmble Servt.

Thos. Price

The honourable Docter Franklin

Notation: Tho: Price—Amiens May 7 1782.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7A textile manufacturer in Amiens: Ronald Hubscher, ed., Histoire d’Amiens (Toulouse, 1986), p. 156.

8Leleu; see his letter immediately above.

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