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Letter to Benjamin Rush and Portrait [manuscript] 1778 June 30 and 1863.

Franklin, Benjamin; Chappell, Alonzo; Johnson, Fry & Company
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Published
New York : Johnson, Fry & Co. after the original painting by Chappel in the possession of the publishers, 1863.
Language
English
Variant Title
Benjamin Franklin letter and portrait
Summary
Franklin, in France, recommends a surgeon named Tessier "who proposes to go to America & offer his Services in our Armies." Franklin notes that he has not promised employment to Tessier who is coming at his own expense and hopes he will be received with the "accustomed Curtisies to Strangers of Merit."
Description
2 items.
Cite as
Benjamin Franklin Letter, 1778, and Portrait, 1863, Accession #12597-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Notes
  • Forms part of the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection.
  • An engraving of Franklin accompanies the commission.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection. Deposit of Albert H. Small, July 14, 2003.
Biographical Note
Declaration of Independence signer from Pennsylvania.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
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