Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Richard Penn, Jr., 20 July 1782

From Richard Penn, Jr.7

ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Cavendish Square July 20th. 1782

Dear Sir

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

Richd. Penn

Addressed: His Excellency / Benjamin Franklin &c &c &c

Notation: Richd. Penn July 20 1782.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7For whom see XXVII, 579–80.

8Philip 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.

9Mary Masters Penn: XXVII, 579n.

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