Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Thomas Walker, 20 June 1773

From Thomas Walker

ALS: American Philosophical Society

June the: 20th. [1773]

Most Honour’d Sir

I this day Carried these Letters to the Post and was so happy as to receive a letter from good Mr. Williams4 that gave us So good a Charicter of Henry that it is great Satisfaction and Comfort to Us, he says that he is hapily Situated with a good Master and to a good Trade and that he is very ingenious and that his Master likes him Very well. From Your Most Humble and Most Obedient Servant

Thos: Walker

Addressed: To / Docter Franklin / at Mrs. Stevensons Craven Street / Strand / London

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4The letter was from Mrs. Williams (see the preceding document); it had arrived earlier and not, as he appears to be saying, when he delivered to the post “these Letters”–his own, his wife’s, and those she enclosed to be forwarded. They all seem to have been in a single envelope, which is stamped “free”; BF was franking the Walkers’ correspondence with him and with Boston.

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