From Daniel Wister3
ALS (fragment):4 American Philosophical Society
[Sept. 22. 1765]
[First part missing] understand the German Language.
I have at present nothing more to add, but that I remain, with my best wishes, for your health, happiness and speedy return among us, Your most assured Friend
Addressed: Philada / To / Benjamin Franklin Esqr. / in / London
Endorsed: D. Wister Sept. 22. 1765
3. Daniel Wister (1738–1805), the son of John Wister, BF’s landlord from 1756 to 1761 (see above, IX, 184 n), was, like his father, a Philadelphia merchant. From the tenor of a letter which BF wrote Wister on Sept. 27, 1766, it appears that the young man was one of his political allies, engaged in refuting rumors about him among the Germans. It was to Wister’s father and cousin that the Schwenkfelder, Casper Krible, wrote in the fall of the present year for a testimonial on BF’s behalf. See below, pp. 328–30.
4. Only a badly torn second leaf of the MS folio survives, containing the final lines of the letter and the address page.