Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Nathaniel Falconer, 2 December 1773

From Nathaniel Falconer

ALS: American Philosophical Society

2d of December 1773

Dear Sir

This will inform you of my Savef arrivall of Dover after a passage of 30 Days. I took my Leave of mrs. Franklin the Last Day of November in the morning when She mrs. Beach and the two Boys where all well.7 I hope in a few Days to have the pleashure of takeing by the hand my best Compliments to mrs. Stevenson mrs. and mr. hewson and master Temple. I am Dear Sir your most Humble Servant

Nath Falconer

postscript. I have not put aney of your Letters ashore for Resons I Shall Give you when we meet. Ship marrey and Elizabeth

Addressed: To / Docter Franklin / in / Craven Street Strand / London

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7The Kingbird was four at the time, and his brother William was six months old. By “November” Falconer meant October: the letter is postmarked “4 DE,” or Dec. 4.

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