Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Thomas Wharton, 18 November 1767

From Thomas Wharton

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Philad Novr. 18. 1767

Dear friend

I wrote thee per Capt. Story, who sails in Company with Capt. Falkner,1 to which please to refer, the Chief Intent of this, is to Inclose thee, a Letter from Our friend Thomas Livezey, and to inform thee, that I have deliverd to Capt. Falkner 12 bottles of Wine, the Manufacture of Our Friend; having seald each Bottle and put a Mark on Each as below; hoping, that they may be deliverd to thee in safety, and that thou may Enjoy such a State of health as to Admit of thy free Use of them. I am thy real and Affectionate Friend

Tho Wharton.

6 Bottles of the high Colourd or Madiera Wine—are Mark +
6 Do. of the pale Wine ⊕

To Benja. Franklin Esqr

Addressed: For / Benjamin Franklin / Esqr. / Deputy Post Master General / of North America / In / Craven street / London / per favour of / Capt: Falkner

Endorsed: Mr T. Wharton Nov. 18. 67.

1For Wharton’s letter of Nov. 17, 1767, by the Unity, Capt. Enoch Story, see the document second above. Story evidently sailed before Falconer; Pa. Chron. reported his clearance in the issue of Nov. 9–16, 1767, but that of Falconer only in the issue of the following week.

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