Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Francis Bernard, 21 April 1764

To Francis Bernard

ALS: The Hyde Collection, Mrs. Donald F. Hyde, Somerville, N.J. (1955)

Philada. April 21. 1764


Mr. Williams has acknowledg’d the Receipt of the £12 12s. 0d.2

Dr. Allison is out of Town, and not expected home these 10 Days. As soon as he returns I will speak to him, and write you his Answer.

I communicated your Favour of the 1st. ult.3 to my Son, who desired me to return his grateful Acknowledgements for your kind Intimation relating to the Seizure made within his Government, concerning which he is now, I believe, taking some Steps to obtain what may be his Right.

Mr Hall, one of the House at Madeira, being here, I sent your Letter to him.4 With sincere Respect, I am, Your Excellency’s most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

Govr. Bernard

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2For this and other matters mentioned in this letter, see above, p. 153.

3See above, p. 91.

4A letter Bernard had asked BF to forward to Madeira by the first available vessel.

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