From John Shuttleworth7
ALS: University of Pennsylvania Library
Hotel d’Hambourg Saturday Morn: 17 Augst: 1782.
My Servt. will waite your leisure for the papers you are so good to give me8 and for any letter or letters you may please to commit to my care.
Permit me once more to acknowledge your very great civillities and to assure you that I shall ever remember them with gratitude I remain Dr Sir Yr most obedt: Servt
Addressed: Doctor Franklin / Plassy
Notation: J. Shuttleworth 17. Augt. 1782.
7. The physician who had recently asked BF for a letter of introduction to George Washington. He was on his way to Maryland: XXXVII, 650–3, 745–6.
8. These probably included a letter from BF to Washington (now missing) and a passport (mentioned in Henry Harford to BF, [before June 7, 1783], APS.) Once in New York, Shuttleworth forwarded BF’s letter to Washington under cover of his own letter dated Dec. 22 (Library of Congress).