Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to John Franklin, 3 April 1755

To John Franklin

ALS: Mrs. Marietta Myers, Elkhart, Indiana (1957)

Philada. April 3. 55

Dear Brother

Your Commissioner or Agent Mr. Quincey has done Wonders here.2 He has executed his Commission extreamly well, and obtained yesterday a Vote for £10,000 in Provisions for your New England Forces, which will be rendered effectual without the Necessity of the Governor’s Assent to a Law for the purpose.3

Govr. Shirley is not yet come, but daily expected.4

My Love to all New England. I am in haste Your affectionate Brother

B Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2See above, pp. 3–4.

3See above, p. 6.

4Gov. William Shirley, with Gov. James DeLancey of New York, and several others, arrived in Philadelphia, April 8; and next day, with Governor Morris of Pennsylvania, set out via Annapolis to confer with General Braddock at Alexandria, Va. Pa. Gaz., April. 10, 1755. Shirley and Morris returned to Philadelphia, April 21, when they were complimented by “a Peal of the new Sett of eight Bells in Christ-Church Steeple.” Ibid., April. 24, 1755.

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