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To Benjamin Franklin from David Hartley, 7 September 1783

From David Hartley

ALS: William L. Clements Library

Hotel de Yorck Sept 7 1783

My Dear friend

I beg of you not to forget your letter to Mr Fox:—7 The purpose of my journey to England will be to do the best in my power for things & persons & particularly for my friends.— If you have any other private letters, send them to me. I will deliver them. I hope likewise be personally charged with the answers. I am better this morning8 and shall certainly set off very early tomorrow morning. Pray give my best compts to Mr & Mrs Jay & to Mr Willm Franklin. I wish you all health till I shall have the pleasure of seeing you again.

Your ever most affecte friend

D Hartley

To Dr Franklin &c &c &c

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7BF to Fox, Sept. 5; see BF’s letter to Hartley of Sept. 6 and his letter (I) immediately below.

8Hartley had started feeling ill on the evening of Sept. 5 and had been bled after meeting with the American commissioners the next day. See the annotation of BF to Hartley, Sept. 6.

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