Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from W. Masters, 17 July 1770

From W. Masters

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Philadelphia July 17th: 1770


Your kind reply to what I formerly wrote you in favour of Thos: Truck a Soldier in the trane,4 together with his and Father in law’s perpetual entreaties that I would once more befriend them by writing to you; emboldens me to remind you off your Promise of Endeavouring to procure his discharge; which would be a completion of Earthly Happiness to a poor yet Honest Family, and a favour conferr’d on your humble Servant

W Masters

Addressed: To / Doct: / Benjamine Franklin / London / per Capt: / Scott

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4For Masters’ letter see above, XVI, 276; BF’s reply has not been found.

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