Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Samuel Wharton, [9 November? 1769]: résumé

From Samuel Wharton

AL: American Philosophical Society

[Dated merely Thursday night; probably November 9, 1769.3 A note in the third person to inform Franklin that Wharton has just received via Bristol a letter from the latter’s wife, dated Sept. 20, 1769, saying that the Franklin family was well.]

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3The brigantine Concord cleared from Philadelphia for Bristol at the right time to have carried a letter written on Sept. 20, and arrived in early November. Pa. Chron., Sept. 18–25; London Chron., Nov. 9–11, 1769. Nov. 9 was a Thursday, and it seems reasonable that Mrs. Wharton’s letter reached London at the same time as news of the Concord’s arrival.

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