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Caleb Whitefoord

Caleb Whitefoord (1734-1810) owned a wineshop in London at 8 Croven St. where he became an intimate friend of his neighbor, Benjamin Franklin. This friendship led to Whitefoord's being chosen by Shelburne as intermediary between England and Franklin as Minister of the United States at Versailles in 1782. Whitefoord contributed to newspapers and periodicals and was also a noted art collector.

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