Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to ——— Philip, 17 December 1778

To ——— Philip

AL (draft):3 American Philosophical Society

Passy Dec. 17. 1778


It being extreamly improper for me who am a Stranger here, to trouble the Ministers with Solicitations for Persons unknown to me & in Affairs the Nature of which I am ignorant of, I must beg you to excuse my not doing what you desire of me. I return your Papers, as they may be of use to you, & am, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3In answer to his of Dec. 12.

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