Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Isabella Strange, 28 July 1783

From Isabella Strange

ALS: American Philosophical Society

London jully 28 1783

Dear Sir

I beg once more leave to trouble you with a Letter to my Friend Mr Hunter.7 I do not yet know any other way of sending a Letter to Him and all I have hitherto are on Business.

Mr Strange joins with me in presenting our respectful compliments. I have the honour to be Dear Sir Your very humble Sert

Isabella Strange

Addressed: His excellency / Benjamin Franklin Esqr / Paris

Notation: Isabella Strange, 28 July 1783.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Strange had been using BF as a channel for her correspondence with James Hunter, Jr., her cousin’s husband in Virginia, for at least two years—most recently in April: XXXIX, 405, 497. The last of these requests, it would appear, is dated Nov. 2, 1783 (APS).

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