Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Deborah Franklin, 1 May 1767

From Deborah Franklin

ALS: American Philosophical Society

May the 1 1767

My Dear Child

This minnit Capt. Folkener Cume to bid fairwell.4 Salley is in her Room a writeing and I only Say Mr. [David] Potts is not Come down. I shall Send the Bill as Soon as I Can. I have maid a present of my watch to Salley and we have given Capt. Folkner the chain to have it put to write. when you See Mr. and Mrs. Strahan and your young wife5 my love to them to Capt. Orrey6 to Mr. and Mrs. West7 to all our dear friend [and?] God bless you and bring you over the watter to your afeckshonet wife

D Franklin

Addressed: To / Benjamin Franklin Esqr. / In / London / per favour of / Capt. Falconer

Endorsed: Mrs. Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4This letter is virtually a postscript to the long one printed next document but one above, which may be consulted for some of the matters mentioned here.

5The Strahan’s young daughter, Margaret, or “Peggy,” to whom BF often referred affectionately in this way; above, IX, 327 n.

6Lewis Ourry, army officer friend of the Franklins; above, VII, 62–3 n; XII, 298 n, 318.

7Benjamin West and his wife, the former Elizabeth Shewell; above, XII, 43 n.

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