From Samuel F. Parker8
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Deptford, July 1, 1768.
Being engaged here at Deptford, ever since I had the Pleasure of waiting on you, hindered me from delivering you my Letter, 9 and fearing I should not be at London in three or four Days, hope you will excuse my sending it: My best Respects wait upon you, and conclude myself Your very humble Servant
Saml F. Parker.
Addressed: For/ Benjamin Franklin, Esqr: / Craven Street/ London
8. James Parker’s son, for whom see the father’s letter to BF above, May 14.
9. James Parker to BF, above, May 15, 1768. If the son had known the contents of the letter, he would scarcely have been in a hurry to forward it.