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To Benjamin Franklin from David Hartley, 4 August 1784

From David Hartley

ALS: Library of Congress

Rue Caumartin Wednesday morning Aug 4 1784

My Dear friend

I have not recd any letters from England—but I hear that a continuation of the Amern bill is passed.3 That is all the news that I hear— My leg has been very bad again. I now write in bed. I have been confined for these last four days almost entirely to my bed & mattrass. The pain now begins again to abate.— Your ever affecte

D H

To Dr Franklin &c &c &c

Addressed: To Dr Franklin / &c &c &c / Passy

Endorsed: D Hartley Esqr Aug. 4. 84 to BF.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3It had; see the annotation of Hartley’s letter of July 27.

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