Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Edward Bridgen, 10 June 1782

From Edward Bridgen

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Sir London June 10 1782

My Dear

This letter will be delivered into your hands by Mr Foy9 a particular & worthy Friend of Mine who is going to Switzerland but intending to make some little Stay in the Neighbourhood of Paris in order to perfect himself in the French Language wishes for the honour of being introduced to you Sir which I now take the liberty of doing and to recommend him to your kind Notice & Advice if wanting and whatever civillities you Are So good to Shew him I shall esteem as done to Dr Sir Your Affectionate Friend and Obliged Hum: Servt:

Edwd: Bridgen

Benjn: Franklin Esqr
[In Foy’s hand:] Mr Foy Hotel de Saxe Rue de Columbier.

Addressed: Benjn. Franklin Esqr / at Passy / near Paris / by favour of Sidney Hollis Foy Esqr

Endorsed: E Bridgen 10 June 82

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9Foy was from Dorsetshire. He died at Caen early in 1784: Gent. Mag., LIV (1784), 150.

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