Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from William Franklin, 3 November 1767

From William Franklin

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Burlington Novr. 3, 1767

[Honoured Fa]ther

I must beg Leave to recommend the Bearer, Daniel Coxe, Esqr; of Trenton,1 to your Civilities and good Offices; and desire you would introduce him to Mr. Jackson, and such other of our Friends as you think may any ways contribute to make his Stay in London either advantageous or agreeable. I am, Honoured Sir, Your ever dutiful Son,

Wm: Franklin

1Daniel Coxe (c.1739–1826) of Trenton was the grandson of Dr. Daniel Coxe, son of Col. Daniel, and nephew of William Coxe (erstwhile stamp distributor for New Jersey), whose family claims to the “Carolana” grant BF had been assisting since 1763; above, X, 212–13 n and passim. Coxe was now going to London, accompanied by his brother-in-law, John Tabor Kempe, attorney general of New York, to seek a settlement of the Coxe claims. I N. J. Arch., X, 225–7 n; William A. Duer, The Life of William Alexander, Earl of Sterling (N.Y., 1847), pp. 88–93.

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