Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Katherine French, 1 March 1771

From Katherine French

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Friday 1st. March. [1771]

My dear Sir

I return you my Thanks for the unquestionable proof you have given of your approbation, of the Work I sent you. I made my friend extremely happy in shewing your Letter to him. When I am in possession of the other 5 sets Will dispatch them to your House.4 I was unwilling my friend Miss Jennings’s civil acknowledgement of your kind favor, should wait a moment,5 therefore hope you will forgive the present trouble. Am with the utmost esteem your obliged and very humble Servant

Kath. French

Addressed: To / Doctor Franklin.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4She is responding to BF’S request above, Feb. 26 or 27.

5Miss Jennings was presumably accepting bf’s offer to give her some packets of seed; see her note to him and his reply below, March 20–21.

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