Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Foxcroft, 5 November 1771

From John Foxcroft

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Philada. Novr. 5th. 1771

Dear Sir

I was favour’d by my Brother with a few Lines from you,8 just Acquainting me with your Intentions of taking a Trip to Ireland. I hope this will find you safe return’d and in Good health.

I expect two Casks of Flour up every tide Manufactured by the same Man who I had the other two off,9 if they get up by Friday they will come in Falconer if not it will be too late, and they will come by the next Vessel. Mrs. F joins me in best Compliments to your self Mrs. Stevenson and Family. I am &c.

John Foxcroft

Addressed: To / Benjamin Franklin Esqr. / at Mrs. Stevensons / in Craven Street Strand / London / J. Free Foxcroft

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Thomas Foxcroft, the Philadelphia postmaster, had returned from a visit to London.

9For the earlier shipment see BF to Todd above, June 15.

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