Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Richard Bache, 3 July 1782

From Richard Bache

ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philada. 3d. July 1782.

Dr. Sir—

Hearing this Moment of an opportunity for France, from an Eastern port1—I inclose you Mr. R Morris’ Draft on Mons. Grand a 60 days for Lrs. 3200 Livres, being Moneys recd. from Christian Scheinder of German Town say £200. this Curry. on acct. of the Family in Germany, who sent me a power of Attorney to receive a Legacy for them from him, whose name I cannot now recollect, & being from home, cannot recur to— I paid 6/3 [6 s., 3 p.] for 5 Livres Tournois.—2 The Family is well— I am in haste but great Affection D. Sir Yours &c

R Bache

Dr. Franklin

Addressed: His Excellency / Dr. Benjn. Franklin / Minister Plenipoy. from the / United States of N. America / at Passy.

Notation: Mr. Bache Phila. 3. July 1782.

1Boston: RB to BF, July 23, below.

2The draft, dated July 3, calls for the sum to be paid to RB or at his order. RB added “Pay the Contents to Dr. Benjn. Franklin on Order” and signed his name. See also Morris Papers, V, 529. Schneider was transferring money to Widow Höklin of Ebingen; see his letter of April 3.

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