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