Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Josiah Tucker, [21] February 1774

From Josiah Tucker

ALS: American Philosophical Society; copy and transcript:7 Library of Congress.

Monday Feb [21]. 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

J. Tucker.

Addressed: Doctor Franlen / Craven Street

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7The 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.

8BF had assumed that the Dean had either written the paragraphs or relied on them.

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