Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Henry Laurens, 20 May 1782

From Henry Laurens

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Ostend 20th. May 1782

The Letters inclosed under Cover with this8 were detained in order to have been forwarded by Mr. Young for whom I have been waiting some days, he is now arrived & determined to proceed to Hague, therefore I embrace the opportunity of Mr. Bacon9 who has promised care of the Packet & to deliver it without delay.

Henry Laurens.

Notation: H. Laurens.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Among the enclosures may have been his letter to BF of May 17, and the duplicate of his April 30 letter. Both are above.

9Probably the same person who, with his wife, received from BF a passport to Lorient on June 3: XXXVI, 379.

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