Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from David Barclay, 16 March 1775

From David Barclay

AL: Library of Congress

Cheapside 16th. Inst. [March 16, 1775]

D: Barclay’s respects, and acquaints Dr. Franklin, that Dr. Fothergill desires the favor of his Company Tomorrow Evening at half past 7 Clock, when D B will meet him if that Time is agreable to Dr. Franklin.7

Addressed: Doctr. Franklin / Cravenstreet

Endorsed: March 75

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7The purpose of this last meeting was a sad one, to send word by BF to their American friends that the colonists’ rights depended from now on solely upon their own efforts. Below, p. 597.

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