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From Benjamin Franklin to William Franklin, [7 October 1769]

To William Franklin

Extract: reprinted from a quotation by William Franklin in a letter of January 1, 1770, Stan V. Henkels, Catalogue, No. 860 (April 9, 1901), p. 9.

[October 7, 1769]

It is very uncertain as yet what Turn American Affairs will take here on the Meeting of Parliament. The Friends of both Countries wish a reconciliation; the Enemies of either endeavour to widen the Breach, God knows how it will end.

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