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From Benjamin Franklin to William Hodgson, 10 December 1783

To William Hodgson

AL (draft): American Philosophical Society

Passy Dec. 10. 1783

Dear Sir

Having represented to Congress the Services rendered to our Prisoners by the Revd Mr Wren, I have the Pleasure of transmitting their Thanks, together with a Diploma from the College at Princetown, which I beg you would forward to him with my Respects.6 I shall not fail to recommend my Friend7 for the Consulship, being with unalterable Esteem & Affection Dear Sir Your most o. & m h. S.

B Franklin

Charge me with this Postage & that to Portsmouth8

Mr Wm Hodgson London

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6See Boudinot to BF, Nov. 1.

7Hodgson himself; see his Oct. 30 letter.

8Where the letter and diploma for Wren were to be sent.

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