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From Benjamin Franklin to David Hartley, 8 June 1778

To David Hartley

ALS: Stanley R. Becker, East Hampton, New York (1976); transcript: Library of Congress

Passy, June 8. 1778

Dear Sir,

I wrote you a few Lines the 25th of last Month, mentioning that we had here 200 English Prisoners, and desiring you to propose an Exchange. I hope you receiv’d my Letter and that I shall soon be favour’d with an Answer. We are oblig’d to keep the Prisoners on Shipboard where I doubt they cannot be comfortably accomodated. I am ever, with the greatest Esteem, Dear Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

Addressed: To / David Hartley Esq / Member of Parliament / Golden Square / London / per favour / Mr. Strange4

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4Robert Strange, the famous engraver, who was living with his wife in Paris: above, XXIII, 226 n.

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