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Letterbook copy: Historical Society of Pennsylvania If I Could hear the News by this Days post, I might Possibly Send Some Intellegence from our Westren Expedition and Ticonderoga, but there is no probability of transmitting from hence, any thing Relateing to Cape Breton, which will not be Sooner known by A direct Conveyance from thence. The Politicians in Town are in full Expectation of...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania In July 1758 Franklin, accompanied by his son William, took the first of the extended journeys in the British Isles or on the Continent that became his annual practice during his London residence except when his official duties prevented. He thought that these travels contributed greatly to his health, as they certainly did to his pleasure and to the...
I wrote you by Colo. Stephen, since which I have been favourd with your kind and agreable Letter of Yesterday. We have advice that our Second Convoy of Seventy odd Waggons (contents you were informd of in my last) will be at the South Branch to day, where I expect they will be joind by some Waggons with Forage—the number I cant ascertain—and all proceed to this place immediately. On Friday I...
I Reced yours ⅌ Dr Craike with 75£ which Shall Immediatly Lay out In A bill & remite as Directed —the Goods In my Care Seemed to be Chairs & a Small box that has yr Armes In it Cut in Wood —If your Letter that you mention Comes to My hand Shall Immediatly forward up to you, I cannot Say how Mr Washington has Settled the Insurance but Shall write him Abt it ⅌ first oppertunity. I have Yett not...
I heartily wish you joy on your Election and hope you will soon return crownd wt. Laurells to take your place in the house. I shoud not now trouble you farther was it not necessity obliges me, as a word from You may bring the Gentn to a just sense of gratitude which all the methods I have taken cannot. In April 1755 At Capt. Woodwards earnest supplication & his promise to repay me very soon I...
Since my Arrival I have been much indisposed, and am now troubeld with slow Fevers every day. But yet was determined to try my old friends for you and Colo. Martin, and have scarcly time to acquaint you that we have succeeded in our Wish, and that your Colleege sett of tomorrow to Attend the Assembly which is thought will be but Short. Upon the receipt of your favour I went to Mount Vernon in...
From the bottom of a heart that overflows with Joy I beg leave to offer my Congratulations on your happy Election! doubly so in it’s manner, which considering the vast majority of votes, your absence and your having so long Commanded the whole of that Country in the worst of times, must greatly redound to your honour; and in all human probability will be thrice happy in it’s consequences....