Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Deborah Franklin, 23 August 1765

To Deborah Franklin

ALS: American Philosophical Society

London, Augt 23. 1765.

My dear Child

I cannot let Major Small4 go without a Line to let you know I am well; tho’ I have wrote so much lately, that I have nothing to add.

I sent you a small Box of Tea per Capt. Budden.

My Love to Sally and all Friends. I wrote to always every Body by Budden, enclosing my Letters in a Packet to you. They were in the Care of Mr. Logan.5 Adieu my dear Debby Your affectionate Husband

B Franklin

Addressed: To / Mrs Franklin / Philadelphia / per favour of /Majr Small

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4Above, p. 42 n.

5James Logan, Jr. (above, p. 97 n), was apparently now returning to Philadelphia. Pa. Gaz., Oct. 31, 1765, reported the arrival of the Philadelphia Packet, Capt. R. Budden.

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