Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Richard Jackson, 7 November 1764

To Richard Jackson

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Philada. Nov. 7. 1764

Dear Sir

The new Assembly at their first Sitting approv’d and resolv’d to prosecute the Measures of the last, relative to the Change of Government;9 and supposing that my being in London during the insuing Sessions of Parliament may moreover be of some Use in our general American Affairs, have appointed me as an Assistant Agent with you for one Year, and directed me to proceed thither immediately. I accordingly embark this Day,1 and hope to be with you nearly as soon as this Letter. It will be the greatest of Pleasures to me to find you well, I can now only add, that I am, with sincerest Esteem, Dear Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

Richd Jackson Esqr

Endorsed: 7 Novr. 64 Benjn. Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9See Above, pp. 402–8.

1See the document immediately below.

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