Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to the Earl of Shelburne, 12 July 1782

To the Earl of Shelburne

LS6 and two copies: Public Record Office; copies: William L. Clements Library, Library of Congress

Passy, July 12. 1782

My Lord

Mr Oswald informing me that he is about to dispatch a Courier, I embrace the Opportunity of congratulating your Lordship on your Appointment to the Treasury. It is an Extension of your Power to do Good, and in that View, if in no other, it must increase your Happiness, which I heartily wish: being with great and sincere Respect, My Lord, Your Lordship’s most obedient and most humble Servant

B Franklin

Honble: the Earl of Shelburne

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6In WTF’s hand, except for the last eight words of the complimentary close, which are in BF’s hand.

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