Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to [Jonathan Williams], 26 June 1763

To [Jonathan Williams]5

ALS: Yale University Library

New York, June 26. 1763

Dear Kinsman

Inclos’d is a Receipt for some things of mine sent to your Care.6 I am thus far on my Journey to Boston, and hope now to have soon the Pleasure of seeing you. My Love to your Wife and Children. Tell my Cousin to have his Harpsichord in good Order, for I love Music and shall be pleas’d to hear him.7 My Daughter too, that comes with me, plays a little, and will be glad of his Instructions.8 I am, Your affectionate Kinsman

B Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5The address page is missing, but Jonathan Williams, BF’s nephew by marriage, is the only Boston relative whom the contents of this letter would fit.

6See above, p. 291, for the wax candles and other things DF had sent to Boston for her husband.

7The blind Josiah Williams (C.5.3.1), Jonathan’s elder son, was the musician of the family.

8On the harpsichord BF had sent from England for Sally, see above, IX, 395 n.

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