To James Bowdoin
Facsimile:8 Reproduced in Charles Hamilton Auction No. 57 (New York; April 20, 1972), p. 28; copy: Massachusetts Historical Society
Passy, July 15. 1782.
I take the Liberty of introducing to your Acquaintance, two of my particular Friends, members of the Royal Society of London, Mr. Jones & Mr. Paradise.9 You will find them men of Learning & Ingenuity, and have great Pleasure in conversing with them. I recomend them warmly to your Civilities; and to your Counsels respecting their intended Journey to the Southward. They are stanch Friends of our Cause & Country. Be pleas’d to make my Respectful Compliments acceptable to Mrs. Bowdoin,1 and believe me to be, with great & sincere Esteem, dear Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Servant.
Honble. James Bowdoin Esq.
8. This appears to have been traced from an LS in L’Air de Lamotte’s hand.
9. See their letter of this date, immediately above.
1. Elizabeth Erving Bowdoin (XVI, 177n).