Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Jonathan Shipley, 25 July 1771

To Jonathan Shipley

AL (draft): American Philosophical Society

July 25. 1771

I should have been happy in accompanying your Lordship on that agreable Party, or in being at Twyford instead of this dusty Town; but Business kept me here longer than I expected. I now purpose to set out on Tuesday next,8 if nothing at present unforeseen does not happen to prevent me. I hope to find the good Family well, which will add greatly to the Pleasure I promise my self in that sweet Retreat. With the greatest Respect, I am, Your Lordship’s most obedient humble Servant

Ld. Bishop of St. Asaph

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8July 30.

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