Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to [Noble Wimberly Jones], 25 October 1776

To [Noble Wimberly Jones]

ALS: Massachusetts Historical Society

Philada. Oct. 25. 1776


Being just about to embark for Europe, I take the Liberty of troubling you with my Acct.7 and requesting you would be so good as to procure an Adjustment of it from your Government, and remit the Sum you receive to my Son-in-law Richard Bache, Secretary of the General Post Office Residing in this Place, whose Rect. shall be a Discharge.

I congratulate you on the Success against the Cherokees; I hope it will tend to the Security of your Frontiers. I hope your Health is re-establish’d.8 If on the other side the Water I can in anything render you either Service or Pleasure, be so good as to command freely, Dear Sir, Your obliged Friend and most obedient Servant

B Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Presumably the same account that he had compiled in London in May, 1774: above, XXI, 205–6. A copy dated Philadelphia, Oct. 7, 1776, which may have been what he enclosed, was published in the Hist. Mag., I (1857), 311, and has since disappeared.

8See the note on the letter above of July 11, 1776, to which BF is replying.

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