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From Benjamin Franklin to David Hartley, 28 November 1782

To David Hartley

ALS: D.A.F.H.H. Hartley Russell (1955) on deposit in the Berkshire County Record Office

Passy, Nov. 28, 82

Dear Friend

I received your very kind Letters of Oct. 29, 31, & Nov. 8.6 I thank you much for the Receipt you send me. It may be of use hereafter, tho’ at present the Gravel has left me. I shall send the Book you desire7 by Mr Vaughan. And you may depend on my doing every thing in my Power to serve the Person you recommend.8 I have only time to add that I am ever Yours most affectionately

B Franklin

David Hartley Esqr

Addressed: To / David Hartley Esqe. / Member of Parliament, Golden / Squire, / London.

Notation:9 Mr. Fox [torn] himself the Honor of waiting upon [torn: Mr. Ha]rtly—but not being fortunate enough [to find] him at home will take the Liberty of waiting upon him another day [?]to know whether the Letter may have been delivered him

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6The second of these letters is missing; the others are above.

7Which Hartley requested on Oct. 29.

8Above, Nov. 8.

9In the hand of Charles James Fox. It is written on the address sheet.

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