Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Benjamin Franklin Bache, 2 July 1783

From Benjamin Franklin Bache

ALS: American Philosophical Society1

Pente2 July 2. 1783—

My dear grandpapa,—

I received your kind Letter of the 23 June the 29 of the same mounth I was very glad when I read that you desir’d me to come at Passy during the Vacation of the School to See you, I have been Sick, but I Am now recover’d and Strong enough to undertake the Jorney.3 By the Complasance of Mr Pigott I went I great many times beffor my sickness to dine to his house with Johonnot when he heard that I was sick He made me come to his country house where I recover’d my health. Remember my Love to my cousin, I only expect an occassion to undertake the agreable Jorney to See you.

I am You most obedient and dutiful Grand Son

B Franklin B.

Be So good as to render the inclos’d to his addess

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin Ministre Plenipotentiare / des etats Unis de L’Amerique auprès / de Sa Majesté trés Chretienne / A Passy / Pres Paris.

Notation: B. F. B. to Dr. Franklin July 2—’83

1Castle-Bache Collection.

2Robert Pigott’s estate; see his letter of June 27.

3BFB left Geneva on July 9, carrying Webb’s letter to BF of July 7. He arrived at Passy on either July 18, according to John Jay’s recollection two days later (Morris, Jay: Peace, p. 566), or July 19, the date BFB told his father that he “saw my Dear Grandpapa” (BFB to RB, July 27, 1783, APS).

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