Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Deborah Franklin, 31 October 1763

To Deborah Franklin

ALS: American Philosophical Society

New York, Oct. 31. 176[3]

My dear Child

We arriv’d here safe [torn] this Morning about 11 aClock, [after a] very pleasant Journey,6 and without [the] least ill Accident. Thanks to God. We purpose to proceed homeward tomorrow, if the Weather, &c. is suitable. I have receiv’d here a Number of Letters from you for which I thank you.7 We must stay a Day at Woodbridge and then shall go forward so as to be at Burlington on Friday at Dinner, where if you can conveniently meet us, it will make all our Joys compleat. If not, we shall hope to be with you at home on Saturday. As Cousin Lissey8 has left you, I hardly know how you can leave the House, so do not advise, but leave you to your own Judgment. Sally presents her Duty, and Mr. Foxcroft his Compliments. I am Your affectionate Husband

B Franklin

Addressed: To / Mrs Franklin / at / Philadelphia / Free

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6For BF’s trip from Boston to N.Y. and for the last leg of the journey home, see above, pp. 278–9, and below, p. 362.

7None of DF’s letters have been found.

8Not identified.

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