Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Deborah Franklin, 2 January 1771

To Deborah Franklin

ALS: American Philosophical Society

London, Jan. 2. 1771

My dear Child,

This is just to acknowledge the Receipt of your kind Letter of Nov. 25. which came to hand last Night, per Capt. Sparks. I had before received those per Capt. Falconer,6 by whom I shall write fully to you and all my Friends that correspond with me. I am, Thanks to God, as well as ever. My Love to our Children and the Kingbird, as you call him.7 In haste, I am, Your affectionate Husband

B Franklin

Addressed (torn in half vertically): Franklin / Philadelphia

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6The letter of Nov. 25 has not been found. Falconer had brought four notes of introduction and a letter from DF: above, XVII, 244–6, 250–5.

7Their grandson, Benjamin Franklin Bache, who was approaching one and a half.

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