Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Richard Bache, 21 March 1783

To Richard Bache3

LS: Robert J. Walker III, Jupiter, Florida (1969)

Passy, 21. Mar. 1783.

Dear Son,

The Bearer Mr John Darby, of excellent Character & Connections in England, and in very capital Business, goes over with a View of Visiting America; & may perhaps finally settle there.— I beg you will do every thing in you Power to render his stay as agreable as possible, by shewing him every Civility and Attention and by affording him your Counsels if he should stand in need of them. In doing of which, you’ll oblige much Your ever affectionate Father.

B Franklin

R. Bache Esqr.

Addressed: R. Bache Esqr / merchant / at Philadelphia

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3Written at the request of Benjamin Vaughan; see Vaughan to BF, Feb. 25.

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