Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from William Shirley, Junior, 10 May 1755

From William Shirley, Junior1

MS not found; extract printed in Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives, 1754–1755 (Philadelphia, 1755), p. 175.

May 10, 1755

A sentence from this unlocated letter is printed in the Pennsylvania Assembly’s reply, Sept. 29, 1755, to Governor Morris’ charge, September 24, that the Assembly had done little to support Braddock’s expedition (below, p. 207).

1William Shirley, Jr. (1721–1755), eldest son of Governor Shirley (see above, III, 319 n), was military secretary to General Braddock, with whom he was killed on the advance to Fort Duquesne. Col. Soc. Mass. Pubs., VIII (1902–04), 244 n.

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