Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Peter Franklin, [1763?]

From Peter Franklin

AL (incomplete): American Philosophical Society


Dear Brother

These Comes to Inform you that I got Home well In three Days after my Departure From you; I Have not met aney Good Opertunity to Send for that money, desire youd Imbrace the first Good One that you Have.

I would Beg one Favour that youd go to the Post Office and Enqur whether there was a Letter for me, In the Time in that Time that I was In Boston For my wife gave one to mr. Cambel8 to Put In the male and He Says He did, and whether Theye Ever thay Returne Letter to the Place thay Come from after thay Ben there But a week.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Peter Franklin (C.9) was in Boston with BF in the summer of 1763; on Aug. 1, 1763, BF wrote Catharine Greene that his brother had returned to Newport. See above, p. 317. Peter’s mention in this note of having been in Boston with BF strongly suggests that it was written in late July or in August 1763. But since Peter also visited BF in Philadelphia in December 1763 (see above, p. 392), this note may instead have been written after his return from that trip. Following editorial practice when dating within a year is uncertain, it is placed at the end of the year.

8Not identified.

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