To Benjamin Franklin May 28, 1781
Dear Sir Brest Monday May 28,1781
I have just a moment to spare to bid you farewell — We go on Board in an hour or two with a fair wind and every thing ready —
I understand that you have expressed a desire to withdraw from Business and I beg leave to assure you that every wish of mine will be employed to make your resignation, should it be accepted, attended with every possible mark of honor which your long services and high character in life justly merits.
I am Dear Sir your most Obt Hble Servt
Please to forward the letter directed to Guris R. Edmunds.