Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Caroline Howe, [7 January? 1775]

From Caroline Howe

AL: Library of Congress

Grafton Street Saturday [January 7?,5 1775]

Mrs. Howe’s compliments to Dr. Franklin, he may depend upon her care. She has just now received a letter from Ld. Howe which she wishes to communicate to the Docter.6 Business obliges her to be out this morning till one, if it would not be inconvenient to him to call upon her after that hour any time before four, or in the afternoon betwixt 6 and 8 she shall be happy to see him; and she is likewise in hopes of his company at Chess to morrow.

Addressed: To / Dr. Franklin / Craven Street

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5BF received this letter about a week, as he remembered, after Mrs. Howe’s note of the 3rd above, and some time before his meeting with Lord Howe on the 19th: below, p. 574. Hence the date was either the 7th or 14th, the two intervening Saturdays; and we have selected the earlier one according to our usual practice.

6See the headnote on the following document.

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