Benjamin Franklin Papers

Pennsylvania Assembly: Reply to the Governor, 8 December 1756

Pennsylvania Assembly: Reply to the Governor

Printed in Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives, 1756–1757 (Philadelphia, 1757), p. 41.

Franklin and John Baynton were appointed on Dec. 8, 1756, to reply to Governor Denny’s message of that date on quartering the British troops momentarily expected in Philadelphia. Submitted the same morning, the reply was approved and sent to Denny at once.8 Since it is quoted in full in the message of December 19 (below, p. 43), it is not separately printed here.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Votes, 1756–57, p. 41.

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