Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to John Pownall, [on or after 21 April 1774]

To John Pownall

AL (draft9): Library of Congress

[On or after April 21, 1774.]

Dr. Franklin presents his Compliments to Mr. Pownall and acquaints him, that he was appointed Agent of the Province of Pensilvania for the current Year, by a Vote of the present Assembly, a Copy10 of which follows, viz.

Oct. 15. 1773 P.M.

Resolved, That Benja Franklin Esqr be, and he is hereby appointed Agent of the Province for the ensuing Year, to solicit and transact the Affairs thereof in Great Britain.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9In BF’s hand and written at the foot of the preceding document.

10Taken from the Votes and Proceedings enclosed in Rhoads’s letter to BF above, XX, 452.

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