Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Carroll, 15 September 1782

From John Carroll4

AL: American Philosophical Society

Sep 15. 1782

The Revd. Mr. John Carroll whom Docr. Franklin may remember by the Campn. into Canada presents his comps. & requests the Docr. to do him the favor to forward the inlosd Letter for Liege5 by post— His care is requested of the other to forward when a favourable oppy offers—

Addressed: His Excelly / Docr Franklin / Passy / near / Paris— / to be Sent under Cover by Mr Livingston

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4The Catholic priest who accompanied his cousin Charles Carroll, Samuel Chase, and BF on their mission to Canada in 1776: XXII, 380, 431–2n. Since then John Carroll had been living on his mother’s plantation at Rock Creek, Maryland, and serving local congregations: Annabelle M. Melville, John Carroll of Baltimore: Founder of the American Catholic Hierarchy (New York, 1955), pp. 54–5.

5Carroll attended the academy at Liège in the late 1750s and was ordained there a decade later. He maintained a keen interest in the school and individuals associated with it: Thomas O’Brien Hanley, ed., The John Carroll Papers (3 vols., Notre Dame, Ind., and London, 1976), I, xlvi, 63, 65.

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