Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Georgia Commons House of Assembly, 13 March 1774

From the Georgia Commons House of Assembly

LS: American Philosophical Society

Savannah in Georgia 13th. March 1774


I have the Honor to communicate to you the high Opinion the Representatives of the People entertain of your Conduct as their Agent.1 In consequence whereof they have directed me to transmit you their Thanks. I do therefore in the Name and by Order of the Commons House of Assembly of Georgia give you their Thanks for the just discharge of the important Trust reposed in you, and do retain the most greateful sense of your repeated Offers and Endeavours to serve the Province. I have the Honor to be respectfully Sir Your Most Obedient Servant

Willm. Young Speaker2

Benjamin Franklin Esqr. Agent for the Province of Georgia.

Addressed: Benjamin Franklin Esqr. / Georgia Coffee House / London


Endorsed: Province of Georgia Speaker’s Letter of Thanks.

March 13. 1774   Recd April 29.   Answer’d May 2.3

1See the long letter from the Commons House committee of correspondence below, March 14.

2Young had held the office since 1772; see above, XVII, 80 n.

3BF’s letter has disappeared. When he wrote he was presumably terminating his connection with the province and turning over the agency to Grey Elliott; see the résumé of his account below, May 2.

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