Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Samuel Cooper, 24 August 1783

To Samuel Cooper

LS:7 Reprinted from Earl P. L. Apfelbaum, Public Auction (June 3–4, 1976).

<Passy, August 24, 1783: Recommends M. Bertaud, a surgeon, to Cooper’s> Notice and Civilities, and request you would assist him with your good Counsel & Advice. You will thereby much oblige, Dear Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Servant

B Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Only the second sheet of this letter was reproduced as an illustration; it is in WTF’s hand, with BF supplying the end of the complimentary close. We transcribe that portion below. Our summary of the first sheet is based on the description on p. 5 of the catalog.

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