Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from William Shirley, Junior, 14 May 1755

From William Shirley, Junior

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

May 14, 1755

Two sentences from this unlocated letter are 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 (see below, p. 207).9

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9On the same day Shirley wrote Governor Morris that BF had “been of the greatest Service in procuring Horses and Waggons for the Forces. He has already done much, but we are oblig’d to have recourse to him for further Assistance,” which was the matter of forage. ALS, Yale Univ. Lib.

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