Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Deborah Franklin, 13 December 1765

To Deborah Franklin

ALS: American Philosophical Society

London Dec. 13. 1765

Dear Child,

I can only write one Line to let you know I am well, and shall write fully to you and all my Friends as soon as [the] Parliament adjourns for the Holidays, which it will do next Week.8 I receiv’d [your] kind Letters per Friend and per the Packet.9 My Love to Sally and all Friends. I am, Your ever affectionate Husband

B Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Parliament was summoned to meet on Dec. 17, 1765, because of the disturbing news from America. Within a very few days, however, both houses adjourned until Jan. 14, 1766. London Chron., Dec. 17–19, 19–21, 1765.

9Above, pp. 293–304, 350–4.

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