Benjamin Franklin Papers

[Benjamin Franklin?] to ———, 26 January 1756

[Benjamin Franklin?] to ———8

Extract printed in The Pennsylvania Gazette, January 29, 1756.

[Gnadenhütten, January 26, 1756]

Wednesday we were hinder’d almost all Day by Rain. Thursday most of the Stockades were set up. Friday all inclosed to the Gate, and Part of the Platform round the Inside made. Saturday the Platform was finished, and two Swivels mounted. Sunday had a Thanksgiving Sermon, hoisted the British Flag, fired three Vollies, and the Swivels, and named the Place Fort Allen.9

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8See above, p. 311 n.

9See above, pp. 366–7, for the building of this fort.

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