To Deborah Franklin
ALS: American Philosophical Society
London, June 3. 1769
My dear Child,
Capt. Jefferies has so long talk’d of sailing, that People began to think he would never sail;6 and now I am just told that he goes this Evening, so can only say that I am well, and that having receiv’d Sally’s Letter by Capt. Falkner, I rejoice to hear you so soon got over your late Indisposition, but am impatient for the next Packet which I hope will bring me that good News under your own hand. My Love to Sally and thank her for the Seeds. I shall write to her and you by the Packet that goes next Wednesday, and to all my other Friends. I am Your ever loving Husband
Mrs. Stevenson sends her Love talks of going with Falkner to make you a Visit. Mr. Foxcroft is arriv’d.7
6. Capt. James Jeffries was master of the snow Britannia. He arrived in Philadelphia early in September; see Pa. Chron., Sept. 4–11.
7. Foxcroft and Sally’s letter had both come on the Pennsylvania Packet, Capt. Nathaniel Falconer, which had arrived a few days before BF wrote. See James Parker to BF below, July 22.