To Benjamin Franklin May 28, 1781

To Benjamin Franklin May 28, 1781

BREST, Monday,.

DEAR SIR:

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 everything 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 obedient humble servant

THOMAS PAINE.

Please to forward the letter directed to B. Edmunds.