From Thomas Foulger9
ALS: American Philosophical Society
London Augt 1. 1774
I have been so unhappy with the rest of my Friends to come to town in your Absence, we have made some Inquirey which I leave the Bearer to Inform you off, which I hope you will give him your Oppinion1 shall be very glad to recieve a Line from you when it is Convenient Especily before you Leave the Country. I am with the Greatest Esteem your Most Oblig’d Humble Servant
Addressed: Benjn. Franklin Esqr / Caraven Street
9. The Norfolk farmer and distant relative of BF, with whom Seth Paddock had spent the previous Christmas: above, XX, 512–13.
1. BF was absent at West Wycombe: to WF above, Aug. 1. A group of Norfolk farmers and neighbors, including Foulger and one Ralph Westley, was about to emigrate to America and was presumably inquiring about where to settle. No final decision was reached until after the last of the emigrants landed in Philadelphia in late January. See the note on BF to RB below, Sept. 10, and the references given there.