Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Ezekiel Edwards, 28 October 1782

From Ezekiel Edwards1

ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Paris Octr. 28th. 1782.


Sometime to morrow Morning I expect to set off for Nantes, and will have the pleasure to wait on your Excellency for any dispatches you may wish to Have forwarded— There is a Schooner at that place ready for Sea with the first wind, bound to Virginia—

I am most respectfully Your Excellency’s Obedt. Hhble. Servt.

Ezekiel Edwards

Hotel d’York
His Excellency B. Franklin Esqr.

1A Philadelphia merchant who was a director of the Library Company, 1775–78: Herbert C. Bell, “The West India Trade Before the American Revolution,” American Historical Review, XXII (1916–17), 284n; George M. Abbot, A Short History of the Library Company of Philadelphia … (Philadelphia, 1913), p. 27.

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