Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Anne Ogle, 24 May 1782

To Anne Ogle

ALS: Mrs. Frederick G. Richards, Annapolis (1956)

Passy May 24. 1782


I received the Letter you did me the Honour of writing to me some time since, and did apply for the Permission you desired, which was promised me. Having heard nothing farther of it, I imagined it had been sent directly to Boulogne. I have just received your second Letter, of the 21st Instant, and shall immediately apply again.2 I suppose it has been forgotten, as I cannot imagine that there is any Objection to it, and I have no doubt of obtaining it.

I am, with Respect Madam, Your most obedient and most humble Servant

B Franklin

M. Ogle.—

Addressed: A Madame / Madame A. Ogle Dame / angloise, / a Boulogne-sur-mer.

Notation: B. Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2For both letters see Ogle’s initial request of April 22, which BF had evidently forwarded to Vergennes, as it is archived at the AAE. Vergennes answered BF’s renewed request in an undated letter published below, [on or after May 24].

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