To Temple Franklin Sept. 23, 1785

To Temple Franklin Sept. 23, 1785

NEW YORK,.

DEAR SIR :

With a great deal of pleasure I welcome your return to America, where, I hope you will meet with every circumstance to make you happy. Master Bache was too young when he went away to remember me; but do me the service to make him a sharer of my congratulations.

I shall be very glad to receive a line from you, and to hear how Mr. and Mrs. Williams and Mr. Alexanders] family are, how our old friend the Marquis De la Fayette is, and such other matters as may occur to you.

I am Dear Sir, your sincere friend and obedient humble servant

THOMAS PAINE.

My address is Messrs. Lawrence & Morris, Merchants, New York