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3. Edward Bridgen, a North Carolinian and part of the London mercantile firm Bridgen & Waller, served at various times as a London alderman and was a friend of Thomas Brand Hollis. He spent considerable time with the Adamses when they went to England after the war. Bridgen exchanged numerous letters with Benjamin Franklin and JA , most notably on the possibility of his firm supplying copper blanks for coinage. See JA, Diary and Autobiography , 3:179–180, 188, 196, 200; Cal. Franklin Papers, A.P.S. ; List of the Benjamin Franklin Papers in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1905.