To Richard Jackson
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Philada. June 18. 1764
I received yours of the 13th. April,2 which I shall answer fully per Hammet, who is to sail in about 10 Days.3 By that Ship you will also receive a Letter from the Committee4 with the Petitions to the King,5 mention’d in my former Letters. I wrote you a long one via Bristol, of the 1st Instant,6 to which I refer, and beg you would per first Opportunity be very particular as to any Necessity or Use of my being with you in the Prosecution of those Petitions, my going over, or not, depending on the Opinion you may give on that Head. I am, as ever, Yours most sincerely
Addressed: To / Richard Jackson Esqr / Inner Temple / London
Endorsed: Philad. June 18th. 1764 Benjn. Franklin
2. See above, pp. 175–7.
3. See the document immediately above for Captain Hammett’s departure.
4. That is, a letter from the Assembly’s Committee of Correspondence. Such a letter has not been found, but for an indication of its probable contents, see above, pp. 198, 219–20 n.
5. See above, pp. 145–7, 199–200.
6. See above, pp. 214–21.
7. See above, p. 217.
8. Pa. Gaz., June 14, 1764, carried an extract from a letter from Virginia, dated June 4, which reported that the Indians had recently killed “upwards of forty Persons … at the Pastures, on the Frontiers of Augusta County.”
9. See below, p. 235.