To the Earl of Shelburne
LS6 and two copies: Public Record Office; copies: William L. Clements Library, Library of Congress
Passy, July 12. 1782
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
Honble: the Earl of Shelburne
6. In WTF’s hand, except for the last eight words of the complimentary close, which are in BF’s hand.