Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Josiah Franklin, [May 1738?]

To Josiah Franklin

Incomplete draft: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

[May? 1738]

Honoured Father

I received your kind Letter of the 4th of May in answer to mine of April 13.4 I wrote that of mine with a Design to remove or lessen the Uneasiness you and my Mother appear’d to be under on Account of my Principles; and it gave me great Pleasure when she declar’d in her next to me that she approv’d of my Letter and was now satisfy’d with me.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4See above, p. 202. No letter has been found from either of BF’s parents in reply to his of April 13.

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