Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Edward Bridgen, 26 July 1782

From Edward Bridgen

ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

July 26th: 1782

Dear Sir

Our Mutual friend the writer of the inclosed7 wishes me to contrive that it may come safe to your hands. He wishes that he may be instrumental in clearing away any obstructions which may be at present in the path which leades to Peace.

I think it necessary to say that I have not the highest opinion of some of the present Men, but that I have not the least apprehension of my Friend being a dupe to any of them; he having all his eyes about him.

God bless you my Dear Sir and preserve you Says Yr. Affectionate & obliged

Edwd: Bridgen

When you reply to the inclosed be pleased to Address it under Cover to Bridgen & Waller a Londres with a little B just under the Seal and then inclose it a Monsieur J:B: Hermans au Bureau de Poste a Anvers?

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Possibly Thomas Pownall, who had asked Bridgen to forward a May 13 letter to BF; see Pownall to BF, July 5.

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