From Tuthill Hubbart2
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Boston May 14th. 1778
I have inclosed You One Letter I received from Aunt Mecom to forward You.3
It gave real pleasure to your Friends to hear of your welfare after an account circulated of an attempt on your Invaluable Life tho’ not Effected it was said left You in a languishing condition. Pray God preserve You to return to Your Native country long to enjoy the fruit of your Exertions for their Bennefit. I but this moment heard that the Frigate was to sail for France. I have inclosed You what Pappers I could get on this short notice. Suckey and Judith4 desires their Duty to You and beleive me to be with the greatest respect Your Most Affectionate Nephew
To Doctr B. Franklin Esqr
Endorsed: Tuthill Hubbart
Notation: May 14. 1778.
2. His first extant letter since February, 1775: above, XXI, 500–1.
3. Above, May 5.
4. “Sukey” was his aunt Suzannah (above, VII, 95 n), and Judith, Catharine Greene’s sister, was the wife of his brother Thomas.