Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Franklin, 11 July 1785

From Benjamin Franklin

Passy July 11. 85.

Mr. Franklin presents his respectful Compliments to Mr. Jefferson, and requests he would be so good as to ask either of the Imperial and Sardinian Ambassadors the Favour of forwarding the enclos’d Letters, of which they will make no Difficulty. Mr. F. also recommends Dr. Ingenhauss to Mr. Jefferson, as a proper Correspondent in case he should have any thing to insinuate to that Court. Dr. F’s best Wishes attend Mr. Jefferson.

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ: “Ingenhausz. Monsr. Ingenhausz medecin de la cour &c. &c. à Vienne.” Enclosures not identified. On 11 June 1785 Jan Ingenhousz wrote to Franklin asking that he be recommended to Franklin’s successor (PPAP).

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