Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Deborah Franklin (I), 3 July 1767

To Deborah Franklin (I)

ALS: American Philosophical Society

London, July 3. 1767.

My dear Child,

With this you will receive a Box with 2 of the Petticoats quilted in the Loom; one for you, the other for Sally—also a Negligee and Petticoat for Sally, and some Snail.8 I shall write more fully per Pacquet next Week.9 I can now only add that I am, Your ever loving Husband

B Franklin

PS. I have been ill this Week past with the epidemical Cold that every body has had, or I should have written to all my Friends by this Conveyance; but I am getting well again very fast.

Addressed: To / Mrs Franklin / Philadelphia / per favour of / Capt. Chambers.1

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8In his letter of June 22 BF had promised that Mrs. Stevenson would try to purchase these articles. Snail: chenille.

9If BF wrote DF by the July packet, the letter has not been found.

1The snow Rachel, or Charming Rachel, Capt. J. Chambers, arrived in Philadelphia on Sept. 23, 1767. Pa. Gaz., Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 1767.

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