Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Henry Dagge, [26 September 1783]

From Henry Dagge9

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Friday Morning [September 26, 1783]1

My dear Sir

I find by Mr. Baynes that you wish to convey a Letter to London as soon as you can. I have an Oppertunity of sending to morrow Morning in a Letter to my Bror.2 who will send it immediately where it is directed. I hope to have the honour of paying my respects to you some Morning the beginng. of next week & am always D Sir, Yrs sincerely

H Dagge

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9BF had known this London solicitor since the 1760s through their mutual involvement in the Walpole Company land syndicate: XVI, 166–7; XX, 310–11. While in Paris, Dagge delivered Benjamin West’s Sept. 7 letter to BF: XL, 592.

1This letter was probably written the same Friday as was John Baynes’s letter (immediately above).

2Either John or James Dagge: XVI, 167n; XX, 310n.

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