From Edward Newenham7
ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Neuchatel (en Swisse) 23th of May 1782
According to my fathers orders I take the liberty of sending to your Excellency the enclosed Irish papers; by which, & his letters to me, it seems that Ireland will soon be as free & independant a nation as England,8 & that England will soon recover her ancient glory.
With the sincerest wishes for the preservation of your Excellency’s health & happiness I have the Honor to be your most obt: & very humble Servant.
7. The eldest son of Sir Edward Newenham: XXXIII, 504.
8. For these events see our annotation of BF to Livingston, June 25.