Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Belcher, 21 July 1755

From Jonathan Belcher

Letterbook copy: Massachusetts Historical Society

Eliza. Town (NJ) July 21: 1755


I have your obliging Favour of the 14: Instant:2 and thank you for your intended Civility to my Son if he shoud pass in his way from Halifax thro’ your City—but by a Letter I received from him yesterday of the 1: of this Month, the Motions and Commotions at Halifax are so great that he seems uncertain when and whither he shall make his Rout.

The inclosed I received under his Cover.3 With mine and my Wifes Compliments to your self and Lady, I remain Sir, Your Friend and Servant.

Mr. Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Not found, but obviously a reply to Belcher’s letter of July 9 (see above, p. 102).

3Not identified.

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