Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Isaac Hunt, 12 November 1771

From Isaac Hunt2

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Philadelphia November 12th: 1771

Honored Sir,

As the Letter I wrote to you by the Packet might not get safe to Hand, I take the Liberty, by this opportunity, to acquaint you, that the Attorney General of Bermudas3 is dead; and to sollicit your good offices to procure me, if possible, that Law-Department.

The great Number of our Profession at present in Philadelphia, and the Scarcity of Business, arising from the Non-Importation Agreement, make my Application for an Appointment to that Station absolutely necessary at this Time; and as I am sensible you delight in Acts of Beneficence, I entertain the pleasing Hopes of being favored in this Business with your Interest and Patronage. Mrs. Hunt4 joins me in Respects to you, and I am, as I have ever been, since I had the Honor of knowing you, With Esteem Your real and obliged Friend

Isaac Hunt.

Addressed: To / Benja. Franklin Esqr. LLD. FRS / London / per favor of / Capt. Falconer

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2For this old acquaintance of BF see above, XIII, 279 n.

3John Slater, who had held the office since 1756. See Henry C. Wilkinson, Bermuda in the Old Empire... (London, New York, Toronto, 1950), p. 441.

4For Mary Shewell Hunt see above, XVII, 251.

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