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From Benjamin Franklin to Arthur Lee, 19 March 1775

To Arthur Lee

ALS: Harvard University Library

Cravenstreet Mar. 19. 1775

Dear Sir,

I leave Directions with Mrs. Stevenson to deliver you all the Massachusetts Papers, when you please to call for them. I am sorry that the Hurry of Preparing for my Voyage and the many Hindrances I have met with, prevented my meeting you and Mr. Bollan, and conversing a little more on our Affairs before my Departure. I wish to both of you Health and Happiness, and shall be glad to hear from you by every Opportunity: I shall let you know how I find things in America. I may possibly return again in Autumn, but you will if you think fit continue henceforth the Agent for the Assembly of the Massachusetts, which I cannot again undertake. I wish you all Happiness, and am ever, Yours affectionately

B Franklin

Arthur Lee, Esqr

Addressed: Arthur Lee Esqr

Endorsed: March 19. 1775

Franklin 1775 saying he will return again in Autumn from America

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