Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from James Parker, 12 July 1768

From James Parker

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Newyork. July 12. 1768

Honoured Sir

I still continue to send you a Line or two on the Presumption you may possibly not have left England before this reaches you, and if you should be set out the Loss of this is not much: As I have little more to say than I have wrote, only that we continue still in the Old Way, rubbing through a World, in which some slide easier then others, but in which none Stick: And that I think I have got almost to the End of my Journey, I am nevertheless with respectful Compliments Your most obliged Servant

James Parker.

PS By Mr. F’s Order, I send with this Vessel, a Bill to his Brother2 for £106 Sterling on the P.O. Account, supposing you to be set out for Home.

J P.

Addressed: For / Dr. Benjamin Franklin / Craven Street / London / per Capt. Berton

Endorsed: M. Parker

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2John Foxcroft appointed his brother Thomas (d. 1785) to replace BF’s deceased brother Peter as postmaster at Philadelphia. See above, XIII, 388.

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