Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Deborah Franklin, 4 July 1771

To Deborah Franklin

ALS: American Philosophical Society

London, July 4.4 1771

My dear Child

This is just to let you know that I am well, and that I shall write fully to you per Capt. Sparks or Falconer. My Love to Sally; and Son Bache, and the little Gentleman. I am as ever Your affectionate Husband

B Franklin

Addressed: To / Mrs Franklin / Philadelphia / per favour of / Capt. Gill5

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4Probably an error for the 3rd; see the next document.

5Robert Gill, the master of the Pa. Packet, left London on July 12 and was in Philadelphia two months later: Pa. Gaz., Sept. 12.

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