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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Edward Bridgen to Benjamin Franklin
Bridgen, Edward
March 13, 1786
Volume 18, Page 574

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

London, March 13th, 1786.

My Dear Sir:

Tho' I have done myself the honor to trouble your Excellency with several since we parted at Spithead, I have not been favored with one reply, notwithstanding which my pen hath been roused by the news of part of my property being sold in the State of North Carolina which is the Cause of this Address. The Subject your Excellency will see in my Letters to the Governor of that State, which go enclosed under Mr. Adams' cover with a letter to you Sir, from himself. I am now, my kind and good friend, to entreat the favor of your Excellency's forwarding the enclosed to the Governor of North Carolina by some safe Hand, with a word or two in my favor; for I mean not to trespass much on that time so honorably and usefully employed in the service of your Country.

A few days ago I saw our good Friend the Bishop of St. Asaph; you Sir, were the principal subject in our Conversation.

A short Acknowledgment of the receipt of this will be highly satisfactory to Dear Sir,

Your Excellency's faithful and devoted Servant,
His Excellency Benj. Franklin, Prest. of Pennsylvania.