To Deborah Franklin
ALS: Massachusetts Historical Society
London, Nov. 2. 1767
New England Coffeehouse
My dear Child,
Calling here this Evening I learn that a Ship is just going to New York, the Bag to be taken away in halfanhour. I have only time to assure you that I have been extreamly hearty and well ever since my Return from France;7 the Complaints I had before I went on that Tour, being entirely dissipated, and fresh Strength and Activity the Effects of Exercise and Change of Air, have taken their Place. I hope this will find you and Sally and all we love or that love us, and even those that don’t, as well as I am. I am told a Ship is come in this Day from Philadelphia, and I hasten home in hopes of finding some of your dear Letters. I am as ever, my dear Debby, Your affectionate Husband
Endorsed: Dr. B. Franklin 2 Nov. 1767
7. BF returned from Paris on Oct. 8, 1767.