To Deborah Franklin
ALS: American Philosophical Society
London, Jan. 2. 1771
My dear Child,
This is just to acknowledge the Receipt of your kind Letter of Nov. 25. which came to hand last Night, per Capt. Sparks. I had before received those per Capt. Falconer,6 by whom I shall write fully to you and all my Friends that correspond with me. I am, Thanks to God, as well as ever. My Love to our Children and the Kingbird, as you call him.7 In haste, I am, Your affectionate Husband
Addressed (torn in half vertically): Franklin / Philadelphia
6. The letter of Nov. 25 has not been found. Falconer had brought four notes of introduction and a letter from DF: above, XVII, 244–6, 250–5.
7. Their grandson, Benjamin Franklin Bache, who was approaching one and a half.