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Collection Reference Number GLC07558
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1785 
Title Benjamin Franklin to John Jay regarding Jean-Antoine Hudon and a bust of George Washington
Date 26 October 1785
Author Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)  
Recipient Jay, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description "To take the bust of General Washington, in order to make his statue for that state [i.e., Virginia]... he is of the first reputation in his profession, and has a great share of the ambition I admire in an artist."
Subjects American Statesmen  President  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  France  
People Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)  Jay, John (1745-1829)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Government & Politics; Arts & Literature; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859