Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to George Read, 12 June 1766

To George Read

MS not found; reprinted from William T. Read, Life and Correspondence of George Read (Philadelphia, 1870), p. 24.

London, June 12th 1766.

Dear Sir,

I received your letter of April 14th,2 and immediately made an application in your favor. It will be a pleasure to me if it succeeds. But the Treasury have so many to provide for that we must not be surprised if we are disappointed. My regards to your good mother,3 and believe me, with sincere regard, your assured friend and most humble servant,

B. Franklin

George Read, Esquire.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2See above, pp. 246–7.

3Mary Howell Read (d. 1784).

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