From Richard Penn, Jr.7
ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Cavendish Square July 20th. 1782
I take the Liberty of recommending to your notice the bearer of this Mr. Philip Livingston8 a Gentleman with whom I have had a very great Intimacy for many Years Past both in this Country & on the other side the Atlantic & I will answer for it that you will find him in every respect worthy of your Acquaintance. My Wife9 & Family join me in our most sincere Wish’s for your Health & happiness. I am My Dear Sir Your very sincere Friend
Addressed: His Excellency / Benjamin Franklin &c &c &c
Notation: Richd. Penn July 20 1782.
7. For whom see XXVII, 579–80.
8. Philip Livingston (1740–1810), a first cousin of Sarah Jay’s, was touring Europe. He arrived in Paris on Oct. 18 after a visit to Spain: Morris, Jay: Peace, pp. 447, 590n.
9. Mary Masters Penn: XXVII, 579n.