From Deborah Franklin
ALS: American Philosophical Society
May the 1 1767
My Dear Child
This minnit Capt. Folkener Cume to bid fairwell.4 Salley is in her Room a writeing and I only Say Mr. [David] Potts is not Come down. I shall Send the Bill as Soon as I Can. I have maid a present of my watch to Salley and we have given Capt. Folkner the chain to have it put to write. when you See Mr. and Mrs. Strahan and your young wife5 my love to them to Capt. Orrey6 to Mr. and Mrs. West7 to all our dear friend [and?] God bless you and bring you over the watter to your afeckshonet wife
Addressed: To / Benjamin Franklin Esqr. / In / London / per favour of / Capt. Falconer
Endorsed: Mrs. Franklin
4. This letter is virtually a postscript to the long one printed next document but one above, which may be consulted for some of the matters mentioned here.
5. The Strahan’s young daughter, Margaret, or “Peggy,” to whom BF often referred affectionately in this way; above, IX, 327 n.
6. Lewis Ourry, army officer friend of the Franklins; above, VII, 62–3 n; XII, 298 n, 318.
7. Benjamin West and his wife, the former Elizabeth Shewell; above, XII, 43 n.