To Deborah Franklin
AL: Historical Society of Pennsylvania; transcript:6 University of Virginia Library
July 6. 1773.
My dear Child,
I am here in my Way to Oxford, where I am going to be present at the Installation,7 and shall stay a few Days among my Friends there. By Capt. All who sails next Week I shall write fully to you, and to Friends in Philadelphia. This is my only Letter per Packet. Love to our Children, and to Benny Boy. I am, Thanks to God, very well and hearty, and ever Your affectionate Husband
Addressed: To / Mrs Franklin / at / Philadelphia / via N. York / per Packet / B Free Franklin
Notation: Old Letters
6. The transcript has minor verbal differences and is dated July 7.
7. Of the University’s new chancellor, Lord North. BF attended the ceremonies with Lord Le Despencer and at his instigation, and stopped at West Wycombe both going and returning; see BF to WF below, July 14.