Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Joseph Galloway, [10 May 1766]

To Joseph Galloway

Extract: reprinted from Clarence W. Alvord and Clarence E. Carter, eds., The New Régime 1765–1766, in Collections of the Illinois Historical Library, xi (Springfield, Ill., 1916), 338.8

[May 10, 1766]

I think that a strong Colony in the Illinois Country, is a most desirable measure. The Proposal is much listened to here.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8On the source and dating of this extract see the headnote and footnotes to the document next but one above.

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