Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Joseph Galloway, 7 September 1774

To Joseph Galloway

ALS (letterbook draft): American Philosophical Society

London, Sept. 7. 1774

Dear Friend

It is long since I have heard from you, tho’ I have written several Letters to you.7 There is great Expectation here of the Result of your appointed Congress, both among Friends and Enemies. If you declare and resolve your Rights, and confederate not to use British Manufactures till they are acknowledg’d and confirm’d here, you will certainly carry your Point: This Ministry must be disbanded and their late Acts repeal’d. A War with Spain begins to be seriously expected.8 I cannot add more by this Conveyance, than that I am ever, Yours most affectionately


Mr Galloway

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Galloway’s latest letter, as far as we know, was the previous November and is now lost; see BF’s reply to it above, Feb. 18.

8BF covered much of the same ground in the preceding document and to Cushing above, Sept. 3.

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