From Josiah Tucker
ALS: American Philosophical Society; copy and transcript:7 Library of Congress.
Monday Feb . 1774
The Letter, which You did Me the Honour to send to Glocester I have just received in London, where I have resided many Weeks, and am now returning to Glocester. On Inquiry I find, that I was mistaken in some Circumstances relating to your Conduct about the Stamp-Act, tho right as to the Substance. These Errors shall be rectified the first Opportunity. After having assured You, that I am no Dealer in anonymous Newspaper Paragraphs, nor have a Connection with any who are,8 I have the Honour to be Sir Your humble Servant
Addressed: Doctor Franlen / Craven Street
7. The day of the month, illegible in the ALS, is supplied from the copy. For it and the transcript see the note on the letter to which Tucker is replying, above, Feb. 12.
8. BF had assumed that the Dean had either written the paragraphs or relied on them.