From Richard Bache: Two Letters
(I) and (II) ALS: American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia 30th. April 1783.
Dr. & Hond: Sir
The inclosed Letters were intended to be sent some time ago by Mr. Jefferson, who went as far as Maryland as a Commissioner for Peace, but he being recalled;3 I now commit them to the care of Mr. Restife, a Gentleman that came over with the Minister of France,4 he appears to be a good kind of Man, & has been very intimate in our Family— We are all well & happy in the blessings of Peace— I am ever Dear Sir Your affectionate Son
Addressed: The Honble. / Dr. Benjamin Franklin / Minister Plenipoy. from the United / States of No. America / at Passy / Favored by Mr. Restive
Philadelphia April 30h 1783.
Dear & Hond: Sir
This I hope will be handed you by Colonel Ogden of the Jersey Line, a Gentleman that has been in the Service of the United States since the commencement of the Contest with Great Britain, & has distinguished himself in the Service as a Soldier of high reputation, and unblemished Honor— As such I beg leave to recommend him to your Notice & Civilities not doubting you will find him highly deserving of them— I am ever Dear Sir Your affectionate Son
Addressed: The Honble. / Dr: Benjamin Franklin / Minister Plenipoy. from the / United States / at / Passy. / favored by Col: Ogden
3. See XXXVIII, 537n.
4. For Restif de La Serve, the second secretary at the French legation, see XXXVIII, 535n.