Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Tuthill Hubbart, 27 September 1774

To Tuthill Hubbart

ALS on loan, Los Angeles County Museum: Mr. Jerome L. Padelford, San Gabriel, Cal., and Mrs. Martin L. Potter, Tacoma, Wash. (1955)

London, Sept. 27. 1774

Dear Kinsman,

I am much obliged by your care in sending me constantly the Boston Newspapers, which I request you to continue till you hear of my Return; adding such political Pamphlets or Sermons as may be published among you.

I am glad I did not see your Name among the Addressers.6

I hope you and your Sisters,7 &c. continue well: My Love to them. I am, ever, Your affectionate Uncle

B Franklin

Tuthill Hubbard Esqr

Addressed: To / Tuthill Hubbard, Esqr / Boston

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6The signers of the congratulatory addresses to Gov. Hutchinson on his departure for England, published in the Mass. Gaz.; and the Boston Weekly News-Letter, June 2, 1774.

7Mrs. Partridge and “Sukey” Bean; see Hubbart’s letter above, March 31.

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