Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to William Parsons, 3 May 1757

To William Parsons

ALS: American Philosophical Society

New York, May 3. 1757

Dear Friend,

I have just time to bid you Farewell; and to acquaint you, that Mr. Nugent9 is at present in the Service in Ireland, but ’tis thought the Regiment he belongs to, will be one of those ordered to America with the expected Fleet. He is a Relation of Col. Bradstreet’s;1 who is daily expected here, and tis said can give me the best Account of Nugent. If I learn any thing farther before I sail, I will acquaint you with it. I am, Dear Friend, Yours affectionately

B Franklin

Wm Parsons Esqr

Addressed (mostly cut off): Free B F[RANKLIN]

Endorsed: May 3d 1757 B. Franklin Richard Nugent
Mr. Franklin’s Letter concerning Richd. Nugent2

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9On Richard Nugent, lieutenant in the 15th (Amherst’s) Regiment of Foot, ordered to America in December 1757, see above, VI, 492 n.

1On Col. John Bradstreet, see above, VI, 473–4 n.

2In a letter to Timothy Horsfield, June 13, 1757 (APS), Parsons mentions receiving this letter.

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