Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Sir Peter Halkett, 23 May 1755

From Sir Peter Halkett5

MS not found; extract printed in Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives, 1754–1755 (Philadelphia, 1755), pp. 175–6.

May 23, 1755

Two sentences from this unlocated letter are quoted 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. 209).

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5Sir Peter Halkett (c. 1695–1755), member of Parliament, 1734–41; colonel of the 44th regiment since 1751, was killed at the Battle of the Monongahela, July 9, as was his son James, a lieutenant in his father’s regiment. Shirley Corres., II, 99 n.

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