Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Joseph Smith, 14 February 1773

To Joseph Smith4

ALS (letterbook draft): Library of Congress

London, Feb. 14. 1773


I am much obliged by the Trouble you have taken in receiving the Salary for me.5 You will shortly hear from me as to the Application of it. In the meantime please to accept my thankful Acknowledgements; and if I can here render you any Service, you will do me a Pleasure in commanding freely, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant


Mr Joseph Smith,

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4For the former secretary of the N.J. Assembly’s committee of correspondence see above, XVI, 256 n.

5For BF’s salary as New Jersey agent see above, XVIII, 218–19; XIX, 73, 313; and Smith to BF below, May 13, 1774.

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