Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Lewis Jones, 30 October 1764

From Lewis Jones1

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Woodbridge Oct. 30, 1764

Respected Sir

Being informed by Mr. Parker that you was going to England next Monday,2 I take this Opportunity to beg the Favour of you to deliver the inclosed Letter to my Father or to Mr. Cummings,3 who will deliver it to him, I have several Times wrote to my Father, and to several of my Relations, but have never received any Answer from any of them, which makes me the rather trouble you as being sure it will go safe, Dear Sir, that you may have a good Passage and safe return is the Earnest Prayers, of Sir Your’s at Command

Lewis Jones

Addressed: For / Benjamin Franklin, Esqr; / at / Philadelphia.

Endorsed: Lewis Jones

1For Lewis Jones, at this time an apprentice to James Parker, see above, X, 343 n, 344–5 n.

2BF sailed for London from Chester on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 1764, aboard the King of Prussia, Capt. Robinson.

3For Griffith Jones and Thomas Cumming, see above, X, 343 n, 345–6 n.

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