Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Thomas Dunbar, 13 May 1755

From Thomas Dunbar2

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

May 13, 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. 208).

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Thomas Dunbar (d. 1767), colonel of the 48th regiment, was superseded following his retreat after Braddock’s defeat, and honorably retired as lieutenant governor of Gibraltar. He was promoted major general, 1758, and lieutenant general, 1760. Shirley Corres., II, 99 n; Lee McCardell, Ill-Starred General: Braddock of the Coldstream Guards (Pittsburgh, 1958).

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