Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Edward Bridgen, 25 October 1782

From Edward Bridgen

ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

London Octr 25 1782

Two days ago I troubled your Excellency with my proposals abt. the Copper7 thro: the hands of Mr Hamilton requesting that they might be forwarded by the first good opportunity since which I have consulted with a friend who advises that they lay by in your hands before they are sent as being premature and if taken may lead the proposers into difficulties. I must own that I am not so apprehensive, but I submit to better Judgment.

In that letter I requested that you would forthwith send to Mr Bowens the Value of the Case shipp’d for you by me from the Governor as the Capt: has lost it and Mr Bowen wants the particulars that he may recover the Amount.

I was informed that you have lately been Ill. I hope you are now perfectly recovered which I shall be happy to hear of.

God Bless and protect your Excellency is the hearty prayer of My Dr Sir Yr: faithful & Affect.

Edwd: Bridgen

His Excellency Benj Franklin Esqr

Notation: Edwrd. Bridgen London 25. Octr. 1782.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7His letter of Oct. 23.

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