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From Benjamin Franklin to Charles Thomson, 31 March 1784

To Charles Thomson

ALS: Library of Congress

Passy, March 31. 1784

Dear Sir,

I write this Line by the English Packet, just to inform you that Col. Harmar arriv’d here last Monday Evening with the Ratification, &c. and that Mr Jay & myself, (Messrs Adams & Laurens being absent) have written to Mr Hartley at London, that we are ready to exchange with him. I have not heard that the Delay is likely to occasion any Difficulty. I had before communicated to him your Letter of the 5th of January, which gave the Reasons of it.6 With great Esteem, I am, Dear Friend, Yours most sincerely

B Franklin

Cha. Thomson, Esqr

Addressed: To / Charles Thomson, Esqr / Secretary of Congress / at / Annapolis

Notation: Doctr. Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6See BF to Hartley, March 11. The Jan. 5 letter was actually from Mifflin.

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