Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to William Franklin, 25 August 1766

To William Franklin

Extract: reprinted from [Jared Sparks, ed.,] A Collection of the Familiar Letters and Miscellaneous Papers of Benjamin Franklin (Boston, 1833), p. 275.

August 25th. 1766.

I can now only add, that I will endeavour to accomplish all that you and our friends desire relating to the settlement westward.2

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2The scheme for establishing an Illinois colony in which WF was one of the principal movers. See above, pp. 257 n, 330 n.

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